Cleveland Browns: Why Chris Olave would be the best fit
The other Ohio State wide receiver that could very easily be drafted in the first round is Chris Olave. Is he a pick No. 13 type player?
He didn’t have the same numbers as his teammate Garrett Wilson, but he did finish with 13 touchdowns and has always been a very reliable target for the Ohio State quarterbacks.
Olave played all four seasons as a Buckeye and that has likely elevated his status in the draft this year. He’s an excellent route runner and can create space in small windows of space between him and his defender.
He has the ability to get past his opponent but also can elude the defense after the catch and gain big yardage.
Olave could move into the slot in the Browns offense on day one and be a solid pick. The Cleveland Browns do have an early pick in round two of the draft, but Olave might be off the board by then. Is he good enough to take at No. 13?
The beauty of the No. 13 pick for the Browns is that if they decide to take a wide receiver at this point in the draft, they’re getting a difference-maker on the team and can spark an offense that was stuck in reverse for much of the 2021 season. However, there are other receivers that will be available in later rounds as well and Cleveland could go that route.
Players like David Bell, out of Purdue, Jahan Dotson from Penn State, or Christian Watson from North Dakota State are just a few of the many quality receivers that could certainly help the team next season.