Position No. 1 – Wide Receiver
Coming into this season a lot of people wanted the Cleveland Browns to take a wide receiver in the first round. I’ll be honest, I was thrilled with not taking one and landing Greg Newsome and Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah.
But after the whole OBJ debacle, wide receiver is a glaring weakness on this team. Jarvis Landry is the best we have, and he’s a guy that just struggles in man coverage.
Because of Landry’s cap hit in 2022 and Rashard Higgins continued disappointment, I expect the wide receiver room to have a complete reset next season.
I expect Berry to sign a higher-end free agent, and potentially use the first-round pick of the Cleveland Browns on the position. Donovan Peoples-Jones is an NFL wide receiver, after that, I’m not sure if they’ll have another average receiver on the roster for 2022.
The receiving class is talented and deep, so you can get a legitimate number one receiver in the draft, and then focus on an underneath guy in free agency. That should help with cap space, as going after a true number one receiver in free agency will likely get expensive.
I love to admit when I’m right, but I must admit I was wrong on this one. I was a believer that OBJ and Landry were too good to keep having their struggles, but many of Baker Mayfield’s struggles can be blamed on receivers struggling to get open and dropping passes.