Cleveland Browns Under the Radar WR No. 1 – Jahan Dotson
Perhaps my favorite wide receiver (behind Garrett Wilson) in the 2022 draft is Johan Dotson for Penn State. For what he lacks in size at 5-foot-11, 184 pounds, he makes up for it in toughness. He doesn’t have the biggest frame, but always finds a way to slip away from defenders and not take a big hit.
Dotson is as sure-handed as they come, with only two drops on 138 targets as a senior. He also has the ability to make the spectacular catch, as his one of those guys that can jump out of the gym.
There’s no doubt that there are questions on if his game can transition to the next level because of his size. He could struggle to get off the line of scrimmage and could have issues getting across the middle of the field against NFL athletes.
I don’t see him ever being an elite outside wide receiver, but I see him giving opposing defenses fits from the slot position. Not only can you use a guy like Dotson on end around or reverses, but he can cut up a zone defense over the middle or run away from a free safety in man-to-man coverage.
Because the class is so loaded at wide receiver, Dotson is very well a guy that could find himself slipping into round two. If the Browns wanted to focus on another position in round one, Dotson would be a great pickup in round two at pick No. 44.