Cleveland Browns Pick No. 202
Michael Woods II = Brian Robiskie
The Cleveland Browns made their first true reach of the 2022 NFL draft when they selected Michael Woods II with the 202nd pick. Woods does have some traits that could give the Browns an added dimension at the bottom of their wide receiver room. Woods draws parallels to former Ohio State Buckeye and Cleveland Browns receiver, Brian Robiskie.
Both receivers have a similar build, with Robiskie being two inches taller and weighing four pounds more than Woods. Although, Woods has slightly larger hands as well as longer arms by an inch and a half.
The speed advantage is on Woods’ side by a fraction. Woods ran a 4.55 40-yard dash, while Robiskie was clocked at 4.59 during his draft process. Even though Robiskie had a 37.5 vertical jump, he did not high point the ball as well as Woods does who jumped 34.5 inches at his vertical attempt.
While neither are slow, they both do not create notable separation and if they win it typically comes at the catch point. Sure hands and ball tracking are strong suits for the receivers, but Woods will occasionally let footballs come into his body in order to secure catches. But both are candidates to make chunk plays down the seams.
Similar to Robiskie, it’s going to be an uphill battle for Woods to latch on in Cleveland without a significant contribution to the special teams’ department. More than likely Woods will make his way onto the practice squad and attempt to refine his skill set.