Wide Receiver (5)
Cleveland is very top-heavy at receiver as they return two 1,000-yard wideouts from 2019. From there, they have some spots up for grabs.
Odell Beckham, Jr.
It was considered a down-year for Odell Beckham, but he still had 1,035 yards through the air. The problem was he just had too much drama surrounding him and wasn’t 100 percent healthy.
This offseason has been much quieter for him and he’s also back to full health following surgery. He enters 2020 as the No. 1 target and is motivated to have a big season.
The No. 2 wideout is Jarvis Landry but he was the top player in terms of receptions and yards. He had 1,174 yards which was his first 1,000-yard entry as a member of the Browns. He might not get as many targets this year since the ground game will be key but don’t be shocked if he’s a much more effective player when he is targeted.
There was a chance that the Browns could have lost Rashard Higgins as he sat on the open market for a long time. That had a lot to do with his limited use in 2019 which hurt his stock in free agency.
Higgins is now ready to become a bigger part of the offense — after being released from Freddie Kitchens’ dog house. Working on a one-year deal, he should be motivated to prove he deserves a long-term deal.
Cleveland waited until their final pick to add a receiver this offseason and the player they took was Michigan’s Donovan Peoples-Jones. DPJ was under-utilized with the Wolverines and has a legit shot at winning the No. 3 job before the season is out,
The final receiver on the roster will be third-year pro Damion Ratley. The former sixth-round pick has just six career receptions but he does have a bit of a rapport with Baker Mayfield, which is how he edges out the final spot in this prediction.