Cleveland Browns: Why Garrett Wilson would be the best fit
In the popular vote, most that want to draft a wide receiver want the Browns to draft Garrett Wilson out of the Ohio State University. He’s got speed, the ability to separate from his opponent, and he’s a local player and is considered by many to be the best of the wide receivers available in this year’s draft.
On many mock draft boards, including ESPN’s Mel Kiper, the Browns are picking Wilson at No. 13. If that does happen in real-time, then it would be a good move and give the team a pretty solid prospect. One never knows until they play the games how the player will respond on the field, but Wilson projects out as a sure pick.
He’d be coming out of college a year early. He had a great junior season, where he caught 70 passes for 1,058 yards and scored 12 touchdowns. He’s not the tallest of wide receivers, standing at 6-foot-0, so there is some concern there going against more physical and taller cornerbacks.
But he has the ability and athleticism to separate from the defender, either during the reception or after the catch and he would certainly help a team looking for playmakers.