As the free agency period continues it has been reported that the Cleveland Browns and wide receiver Will Fuller have mutual interest.
Will Fuller does one thing really well that the Browns have struggled with, he gets verticle and he does it in a hurry.
Fuller is a former first-round pick of the Houston Texans out of the University of Notre Dame. During the 2016 NFL combine he showed just how much speed he had running a 4.32-second 40-yard dash.
Fuller also brings familiarity with new quarterback Deshaun Watson, having played 33 games together while both players were with the Houston Texans. During those games, Fuller had 147 catches for 2,331 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Fuller could really be a lift for the Browns’ passing game, having the ability to go deep and force teams to respect the deep ball has a rippling effect. This would help open more lanes for Nick Chubb, without teams being able to stack the box he will flourish even more.
When looking at the receiving room with Amari Cooper added, a bigger role for David Njoku, and the ability to stretch the field vertically, the Browns passing attack will be so much more effective. Having a more well-rounded passing attack and offense overall could help the Browns take the next step towards winning a championship.
There is a major concern when it comes to Will Fuller and that is he has missed a lot of time over the years due to injuries. In Fuller’s six-year career he has never played in a full season missing at least two games each season. In Fuller’s first five seasons in Houston, he missed a total of 27 games and also missed time with a PED suspension.
Fuller may be a risk due to injury history but has shown that he can be an effective player with Deshaun Watson and would be yet another upgrade for Cleveland.