3 Reasons Cleveland Browns need to sign wide receiver Will Fuller

Oct 6, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) makes a reception for a touchdown against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 6, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) makes a reception for a touchdown against Atlanta Falcons cornerback Desmond Trufant (21) during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /
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Oct 4, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller (15) makes a reception against Minnesota Vikings cornerback Jeff Gladney (20) during the third quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

Reason No. 2 Cleveland Browns need Will Fuller: Skillset and speed

In 2019, Fuller had 10 receptions of 20 yards or more and four more of 40 yards or more. Those numbers improved in 2020 when Fuller grabbed 14 passes for more than 20 yards.

He had one catch for 77 yards, and he got 38 passes for first downs. None of these numbers are to suggest that he’s a No. 1 wide receiver for the team but it does show a player that can and has already been pretty consistent over his career, despite the injuries.

In 2020, Fuller had five games where he topped the 100-yard mark in reception yards. His best game was 171 yards and a two-touchdown performance, against the Detroit Lions. Over the 2019 and 2020 seasons, he averaged a nice roughly 15 yards after the catch.

His ability to separate from his defenders is very noticeable when you watch the film on Fuller. It’s one of the reasons the Notre Dame product was selected in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Texans.

The Browns are needing speed but also wide receivers that can do a better job of separating from the defense. Adding Amari Cooper instantly has made the wide receiver room better for the Browns. Just imagine, bringing Fuller into the mix. Teams trying to defend the Cleveland offense will have a big headache on Sundays. If teams try to double up on Cooper, then a player like Fuller would have a hay day.