Cleveland Browns trade target No. 4: Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks, WR
A few weeks ago, The Seahawks traded quarterback Russell Wilson to the Denver Broncos. At that time, I mentioned the Browns needed to go for the touchdown and try to trade for the Seahawks best receiver D.K. Metcalf. Since then, Cleveland did make a trade for Amari Cooper, from the Cowboys.
However, the Browns most glaring weakness on the offense still has been the wide receivers, so trying to make a trade for another Seahawks wide receiver, like the veteran Tyler Lockett, might be the better route to go for the team.
Lockett has been in the NFL since 2015 and has been a very steady and reliable receiver. His numbers have increased almost every season and bringing him in to tag up with newly acquired Amari Cooper might be a great setup for the Browns.
In just the last three seasons, Lockett has gone over the 1,000-yard mark each season and scored 26 touchdowns. The former speedster from Kansas State University would be a nice compliment to Cooper’s talents on the field. It could be a really cool one-two punch for the good guys dressed in orange and brown on Sundays.
The contract for Lockett is rather expensive but if the Seahawks were to trade Lockett later in the summer, they could save over $6.25 million in cap space according to spotrac.com. With all the changes in Seattle with the abrupt departure of their franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, the Browns might be able to get creative with the current Lockett contract and make it work to bring him to Cleveland.