The Cleveland Browns acquired Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on Friday changing the course of their 2022 NFL Draft, let’s take a look at how.
Friday afternoon news broke that the Cleveland Browns were acquiring quarterback Deshaun Watson in exchange for five draft picks. In doing so the Browns will no longer have a first-round pick but the remainder of their picks in 2022 remain.
The change at Quarterback changes very little in the draft, most believed they wouldn’t go that route anyway.
However, the Browns now may attract more offensive free agents who want to play with a player of Watson’s caliber. So let’s take a look at how I think the Browns 2022 draft should look after the Watson trade.
Cleveland Browns Round 2 Pick 44- Skyy Moore, wide receiver, Western Michigan
The Browns already upgraded the wide receiver room when they acquired Amari Cooper from the Dallas Cowboys but more talent is needed. Skyy Moore is exactly the complimentary player to Cooper needed with elite speed to draw coverage and attention. Moore routinely beats press-man coverage and is a constant threat to make an explosive and game-changing play.
Cooper is one of the better route runners and has great speed himself, but when you have a guy like Moore with sub 4.4 speed it opens things up. The Browns love to utilize tight ends and crossing routes and with Moore pulling coverage deep it helps those guys as well.
Moore is a great fit and a player that is currently shooting up most mock draft boards after a great career at Western Michigan. Moore would help to build a well-rounded wide receiver room that would be dramatically more talented and effective than it was in 2021.