1. Rashard Higgins, Wide Receiver
Rashard Higgins made one thing clear when he resigned with the Cleveland Browns this offseason; he wants to return to his 2018 ways of being a prominent part of the offense.
Following a rather lackluster 2019 season where Higgins only caught four passes for 55 yards and one touchdown, Higgins hit free agency without much of a market. He re-signed with the Browns in hopes to return to his previous year’s form, where he and quarterback Baker Mayfield seemed to have a connection and always be on the same page.
Given that connection to Mayfield, it was perplexing for many Browns fans why former head coach Freddie Kitchens had Higgins in his dog house all of last season. Higgins repeatedly saw himself sitting on the bench, while lesser-known guys saw the field and continually struggled.
Despite their connection in years past, however, Higgins is in no way guaranteed a spot on the roster this season. With the emergence in training camp of Khadarel Hodge and rookie sixth-round pick Donovan People-Jones, Higgins could again find himself buried on the depth chart.
And with an offense that has so many mouths to feed, Higgins could be someone the Browns look to trade to get assets to help their team in other places.