Which wide receiver should Cleveland Browns target with the 26th pick?
1. Elijah Moore
Just like Rondale Moore, Elijah Moore is also small. He measured in at 5-foot-9 and 179-pounds during his pro day. But Elijah Moore is probably the best slot-wide receiver in the entire draft.
Moore has elite speed. He ran his 40-yard dash in 4.35-seconds and he also had an elite three-cone drill which he ran in 6.66-seconds.
He was also a true slot-receiver at Ole Miss. He excelled at crossing routes and slants. He also consistently made defenders miss in the open field, turning 5-yard catches into large gains.
Even though Elijah Moore may not have the generational speed of Rondale Moore, he still has elite speed. On top of that, he is also infinitely more polished and NFL-ready than Rondale Moore.
Elijah Moore is the perfect mix of speed and polish that the Browns need to add to their wide receiver room. He could be an instant playmaker.
Adding one of these wide receivers would also allow the Browns flexibility when it comes time to assess players like Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. Both of them have huge cap hits and bringing in youth is always a good idea.
All three of these wide receivers have the potential to become the best skill player in the offense in a couple of seasons and Browns fans should be ecstatic to have the opportunity to select any of them.
But if the Browns had a choice, Elijah Moore would be the best selection because of his mixture of elite speed, polished route tree, and his ability to contribute in his first season.