Cleveland Browns with plummeting stock No. 2: Wide receiver/returner Demetric Felton
When Demetric Felton was drafted out of UCLA in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns, they thought they would be getting a fantastic dual-role player, someone they could put at either running back or wide receiver and create explosive plays with him. With his quick burst and athleticism, they also thought they could use him in the kick return game as well.
Sadly, to this point of the season, Felton hasn’t shown much consistency, and on Sunday, that inconsistency reared its ugly head again. On offense, Felton saw his only target of the game go right off his hands. The ball was thrown perfectly by Mayfield, but Felton turned his head to look for the hit from the defender before securing the ball, and it hit the ground.
Felton also had one punt return on Sunday night but netted negative yardage on the play as he tried to reverse field and find an opening during the return, rather than just calling for a fair catch or going forward.
On the year, he has 13 catches and one touchdown but has zero catches in the last two games. He has also had an average punt return of fewer than five yards per return in the last four games.
Felton needs to find more consistency as the playmaker the Browns thought they had and that he showed he was early in the season, otherwise he could be another player that gets relegated to just providing depth.