2021 Cleveland Browns 53-man roster breakdown: Wide Receiver

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Starting Receivers:

Between Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry, the two receivers will be earning nearly $30 million in 2021. While that is a luxury the Cleveland Browns can afford this year, they need to see better production from each to have a chance at competing for a Super Bowl.

In his first two seasons with the Browns, Beckham has continued to battle injuries. In his first year, he played all 16 games and did have 1,000 yards receiving, but he was struggling with an abdominal injury all year that limited him.

In year two he got off to an okay start, but in Week 7, he suffered a season-ending ACL injury. While Beckham has all the talent in the world and will be the Browns number one in 2021, let’s hope he and Mayfield can get on the same page. They have struggled to have a solid connection and at times the relationship can look forced.

Landry came to the Browns in a trade three years ago, and he has been as durable as any player in the league. And while he always seems to have a ton of catches, the yards and touchdowns just don’t seem to follow.

Landry is a tremendous slot receiver in the NFL, but the $14.7 million he is owed next season is a bit drastic for his production. While he has insane hands, Landry lacks the athleticism to win consistently in one-on-one situations and seems to catch a lot of third and ten passed for six yards.

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There is no doubt he will be the number two next year, but for the Browns to have a chance, it will be imperative for Beckham and him to have a strong year. If not, there could be some major changes for the 2022 season.