Reason No. 3 the Cleveland Browns should trade for Seattle Seahawks DK Metcalf: The draft is deep with wide receivers, Browns don’t need pick No. 13
All offseason, there has been discussion around the No. 13 pick. Most fans in the Dawg Pound are betting on a wide receiver being taken. Collegiate players like Garrett Wilson, Drake London, and Treylon Burks could all be here for the Brown to draft.
However, there are several other wide receivers such as Calvin Austin III from Memphis, Christian Watson from North Dakota State, and, Jahan Dotson from Penn State that could all be available for the Browns to draft in later rounds of the draft.
Giving up the No. 13 pick to get Metcalf would be a great move by the team. They could still get a quality collegiate prospect and potential starter on the offense while also securing a known commodity.
The Seahawks may want a Browns player like Donovan Peoples-Jones thrown into the draft and that’ll be fine. The Browns would have Metcalf as their No. 1 receiver and all the other wide receivers would fall in line. The fact that the team hasn’t had an established No. 1 wide receiver on the team for years would certainly help turn around a quarterback like Baker Mayfield’s luck.
Some have argued that Mayfield has been the problem, and players in the past like wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. were hurt in their production because of the struggles of Mayfield.
I’d go out on a limb and suggest otherwise, that both Landry and Beckham are less productive because of their years in the league and the wear and tear of the game, and that neither helped Mayfield out, especially this past season.
Rebooting the wide receiver room would be the Browns best interest and starting with bringing DK Metcalf into the fold would be a game-changer. If the Browns aim to get back to the postseason, they will have to be aggressive in their search for talent and players they believe can get them to the Super Bowl.