Cleveland Browns issue No. 4: Wide receiver depth
When the Dallas Cowboys decided to move on from Amari Cooper due to overpaying a running back, Andrew Berry pounced. He sent a late-round pick to Dallas for the five-time 1,000-yard receiver and four-time Pro Bowler.
Cooper gives the Browns a legit No. 1 threat who can play on the outside and in the slot. He’s a precise route runner who fits the style of offense Kevin Stefanski likes to run. However, he’s still the only wideout on the team who is truly a proven commodity.
Donovan Peoples-Jones had a solid season in 2021 with 597 yards and three touchdowns but after him, they have Anthony Schwartz and Jakeem Grant as the next options — and Grant is known more for his ability in the return game.
Cleveland might not have a first-round pick, and it might not even be a given they use their second pick on a receiver, but there will be options for them to improve. This incoming class of rookies is incredibly deep at receiver meaning they can get a potential contributor in nearly every round.
There are also still options in free agency, including Will Fuller who has played with Deshaun Watson in the past.
Whatever course of action they take, Cleveland needs to make sure they find a way to add more weapons at receiver before they report to camp.