2. Cleveland Browns RB/WR, Demetric Felton
In the 2020 NFL Draft, the Browns landed a talented wide receiver with their final pick — which came in Round 6. That player was Michigan’s Donovan Peoples-Jones who had 304 yards and two touchdowns on 14 receptions.
Now, he’s leading the team with 559 yards this season and has three touchdowns on 31 receptions. Overall, he has 863 yards on 45 receptions which is good for an impressive 19.2 yards per grab.
This past draft, they again were hoping to find a diamond in the rough as they took UCLA running back/wide receiver Demetric Felton in the sixth round, which was again their last pick. Felton played multiple positions for the Bruins and also contributed on special teams.
He’s been used primarily on special teams for Cleveland during his rookie campaign, netting 227 yards on 32 punt returns and 172 on nine kickoff returns. He does have 163 yards on 16 receptions with a 33-yard touchdown — while adding 18 yards on six rushes.
With Kareem Hunt listed as questionable and D’Ernest Johnson just coming off the COVID list meaning he’s missed many of the practice reps, this could be the game where Felton shows his promise. He would love to make a similar jump in year two the way DPJ has and that can begin for him in his rookie finale.