3 Cleveland Browns draft targets to replace Odell Beckham in 2022

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Odell Beckham

Oct 21, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) warms up before the game between the Browns and the Denver Broncos at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Browns will likely move on from OBJ after the 2021 season. However, there are a lot of great draft prospects to replace him.

Through seven total games and five games of being active, it appears one thing is apparent for the Cleveland Browns. As much as everyone wanted it to work, Odell Beckham just isn’t going to work in Cleveland. I don’t know what it is, but the guy just can’t get over it.

Through five games of being active, he has 33 targets and only 16 catches for 226 yards. That’s a catch rate of 48.5 percent, which is not acceptable for a $15 million per year guy. He’s trying to play through a few nagging injuries and just hasn’t looked right in three seasons with the Browns.

Tony Rizzo of ESPNCleveland.com may be on to something; it looks like Beckham has the yips. What are the yips? Not being able to get out of your own head, which is certainly what appears to be happening to Odell. In last night’s game alone he had two huge drops and a pre-snap penalty.  Both are signs of lack of concentration.

I’ll admit when I’m wrong and I had previously mentioned Beckham and Jarvis Landry would be gone in 2022. However, there is something about Landry that you just can’t move on from him.  He doesn’t have elite traits, but the guy plays with fire and lifts the entire team.

I don’t see Beckham getting traded this season, his value is low right now, the upside is him possibly coming out of this slump. If it doesn’t happen, move on after the year, and focus on an extremely strong wide receiver class in the 2022 draft.

Below are three possibilities for who could replace OBJ in 2022.

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