2. Odell Beckham, Jr., Wide Receiver
For more than a year the Browns were flirting with Odell Beckham, Jr. It started in 2018 when he was working out with his good friend Jarvis Landry — who had just joined Cleveland — as well as Tyrod Taylor and Davids Njoku. Later, he was working with Baker Mayfield as well, which had the rumors going full-speed ahead.
Then in 2019, it became a reality as former general manager John Dorsey gave up a haul for OBJ, sending starting safety Jabrill Peppers along with a first and third-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft. With Beckham joining an offense that ended 2018 on a high note, expectations were through the roof.
Sadly, it was a letdown once the season got rolling. Beckham struggled to find a rapport with Mayfield and was also dealing with some lingering core muscle injuries. He still finished with 1,035 yards on 74 receptions but his talent level suggests he should have done more. He even agrees with that as he’s come out this offseason saying he’s refocused and ready to put 2019 behind him.
He’s also fully healthy after undergoing surgery to address the injuries he struggled through. Of course, all the talk this offseason is just that until we see Beckham on the field. And until he proves he can be the player he was early in his career, he comes in as the No. 2 option behind someone he knows very well.