3. KhaDarel Hodge, Wide Receiver
The Browns have several options at wide receiver behind their two stars, even if they’re not great depth pieces. Odell Beckham, Jr. and Jarvis Landry will surely be Rashard Higgins and rookie Donovan Peoples-Jones but the fifth spot is up for grabs.
Currently, it seems as though Damion Ratley would be the favorite but there are more options to consider. Taywan Taylor and JoJo Natson are both on the roster and while their receiving-prowess doesn’t stand out, they do both offer up some versatility as returners. That could give them a leg up over someone such as KhaDarel Hodge, who could go from a promising player a season ago to someone on the wrong side of the bubble in their current camp.
Hodge was on the field a lot in 2019 as he was clearly someone former head coach Freddie Kitchens thought highly of. He was targeted just 10 times in 16 games but proved to be a big-play potential despite the minimal looks. Hodge averaged 19 yards per catch on four receptions for a grand total of 76 yards.
Undrafted out of Prairie View A&M, Hodge has come a long way to make it to where he is. The problem is, there are a lot of fringe players fighting for a spot which will make it hard for him to make it to the active roster this season.