The Cleveland Browns have signed undrafted free agent wide receiver Isaiah Weston of Northern Iowa, let’s look at why he could make the roster this summer.
As the final picks have been made for the 2022 NFL the Cleveland Browns and every other team have begun to sign multiple undrafted free agents. Among those signed by the Browns is Northern Iowa wide receiver Isaiah Weston, who brings a really intriguing skill set that could help him make the final 53-man roster.
Weston has a great combination of size and speed, standing at 6-foot-3 and 214 pounds while also running a 4.42 40-yard dash at the combine. When you watch Weston on tape it is easy to see how he wins he gets vertical and he does it quickly. He’s a smooth accelerator reaching his top speed quickly and running away from defenders.
His route tree is limited and at 24 years old it isn’t likely that it will get much more diverse. But when you are looking for a player that can stretch the field vertically consistently, Weston can fill that role. He uses his size and athleticism to go up against smaller defensive backs to make tough contested catches.
His overall athleticism is really rare as proven during his athletic testing which was truly some of the best in this class.
Weston has reliable hands he doesn’t drop many passes so as a deep threat goes if you get the ball to him he usually makes the play. He creates great separation and in his college career, he averaged 22.6 yards per reception and 21 touchdowns.
He played for a small school so there is obviously a huge jump to the NFL that won’t be easy so we will see if he is up to the challenge.
Weston will really have to perform well during camp and the preseason to make this roster, but for a team that could use more speed to stretch the field vertically, Weston can provide that.