The Browns are going to need to take a wide receiver high next year. One or both of Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry will be gone, and KhaDarel Hodge and Rashard Higgins are playing on one-year deals. That leaves Donovan Peoples-Jones and Anthony Schwartz as the only locks to be in the room in 2022.
Over the past few seasons, there has been a trend of receivers taken in the late first or second rounds having lots of success early on, so it isn’t necessary to spend a top-10 pick on one to get good production.
Doubs caught 58 passes in 2020, turning them into 1,002 yards and nine touchdowns. The Browns sure could use his 6-2 height and excellent deep threat ability on the outside as they continue to unlock Baker Mayfield’s ceiling.
Christian Barmore received all of the media attention (and ended up as a second-round pick), but the more consistently impactful Crimson Tide defensive tackle was Mathis, who totaled 1.5 sacks, five tackles for loss, and 31 tackles as a junior.
He isn’t overly explosive, but he’s a well-built 6-4, 312 pounds who controls blocks. He could provide some power EDGE versatility in certain situations, and would likely be a key member of Cleveland’s DT rotation as a rookie, as that room has just two proven players in it, both of whom are on one-year deals.