Cleveland Browns Draft: Three potential late round wide receiver gems

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3 late-round WR steals for the Cleveland Browns

After the Cleveland Browns season ended in January, it’s been full speed ahead looking towards free agency and the draft. The Browns added some key players in free agency and now we await Roger Goodell walking across that stage in Cleveland and hearing the chime as a pick is announced.

With all the excitement centered around the first round, it’s even more fun to find those gems even later on in the draft.

Wide receiver is one of the biggest hit or miss positions in the draft. Just look at 2017 for example, Corey Davis, Mike Williams, and John Ross were the only receivers taken in the first round, and they were all in the top ten picks, and their careers never took off.

In the third round of that same draft, Cooper Kupp, Chris Godwin, and Kenny Golladay were all selected. The receivers that are on this list are players that are projected to go in the back half of the draft, so the end of the fourth round all the way to Mr. Irrelevant. Obviously, these players aren’t guaranteed to go late, one team may have one guy higher than others and somebody that’s projected in the fifth round could go in the third.

You can never have too many receivers on your roster as Browns fans saw when the entirety of the regular corps was out against the New York Jets in the COVID game. Players get sick, family matters come up, or suffer injuries all the time.

We haven’t seen a ton of Odell Beckham being on the field as a member of the Browns and that’s what inspired this. Which players in this draft could end up being a serious contributor to this Browns offense in 2021. Here are three late-round players that could end up being steals of the upcoming draft.