With the Cleveland Browns needing major upgrades at wide receiver, the organization should watch out for these four guys who may not go in round one.
The Cleveland Browns have yet to hit full offseason mode, but with the NFL combine this week, you will start to see the puzzle pieces move around. After a wildly disappointing season in 2021, there will certainly be some difficult decisions that will have to be made.
Perhaps the biggest position overhaul before the 2022 season will be at wide receiver. After the release of Odell Beckham last season, Rashard Higgins out of contract and likely re-signed, and Jarvis Landry with a huge cap hit and likely to be released, the Browns are desperate for help.
Don’t expect the organization to be overly aggressive in free agency. Frankly, they don’t have the cap, and with so many quarterback questions I’m not sure how big of a name they could honestly lure in.
However, many people have the Browns inked for a wide receiver in round one at pick No. 13. It certainly isn’t a bad idea, but there is some extreme value at the position that could come after round one. Heck, you may see the Browns take multiple wide receivers in this draft.
Here are four value picks the Browns should consider that won’t go in round one.
Cleveland Browns Under the Radar WR No. 4 – George Pickens
The Georgia Bulldog monster wide receiver, George Pickens, is perhaps one of the most interesting prospects in the draft. Before an ACL injury in early 2021, he was a dominant force at the position. He runs beautiful routes and has a 6-foot-3 frame that NFL scouts will love.
The big question mark is, can he fully recover from that knee injury? He lacked elite speed before the injury and has some off-the-field concerns.
Should Pickens fall to the third or fourth round, he could be a high ceiling pick for the Browns to consider. There is some belief that a team will be willing to take a chance on him even earlier.