2021 Cleveland Browns 53-man roster breakdown: Wide Receiver
Breaking down the Cleveland Browns possible 53-man roster. How will the wide receiver corps look?
Perhaps no position with the Cleveland Browns has more question marks than the wide receiver room. They have a ton of talent but just haven’t had the production needed, especially for the money that has been spent.
Some believed Andrew Berry may even draft a wide receiver in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft. While it is apparent this group could make or break the team, I’m still in the camp of giving the group one more year. Even with injuries last season, the group was able to produce enough.
Currently, the Browns have 11 receivers on their roster, and while there is no chance that many make the final cut, it’s hard to tell how many receivers will make the game-day roster, and who may have a shot at the practice squad.
Below is an early look at how the 53-man roster will look on week one when the Browns face the Super Bowl runner-up from 2020, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Odd Men Out
The easiest ones to look at are the guys that likely don’t have a chance of making the roster at all. Alexander Hollins, Derrick Willies, Ja’Marcus Bradley, and Ryan Switzer all appear to be on the outside looking in.
Willies and Switzer have had success at the NFL level, but Willies has had several injuries, and Switzer’s success came when he was with the Pittsburgh Steelers and they had one of the best offenses in the league.
Bradley and Hollins will likely be bodies during camp but will quickly see their way out. Willies is a guy that would be great to keep on the practice squad, but there will likely be teams that are interested in him for their active roster.