4 Cleveland Browns who surprisingly won’t make the Week 1 roster in 2022

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Nov 14, 2021; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Anthony Schwartz (10) returns a kickoff during the first half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Foxborough, Massachusetts, USA; Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /

No. 3: Cleveland Browns WR, Anthony Schwartz

Just one year ago the Cleveland Browns were looking to add depth at the wide receiver position (sounds familiar). In the 2021 draft, they took a speedster from Auburn named Anthony Schwartz. The Browns knew at the time his route running, and true receiving skills were limited, but they couldn’t pass on the speed.

We aren’t talking about great football speed; we are talking legitimate 100-meter Olympic Team track type of speed. I was willing to give the guy a chance but really was never excited about the pick. I think his abilities would have made him a fifth or sixth-round option at best, but the Browns took a chance with his speed.

He had one decent game, and that was in week one vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. This gave everyone some optimism, but he did very little after that one game. Schwartz ended the season with just 10 catches for 135 yards and a lone touchdown.

I would be lying if I said I was super excited about David Bell, but I still think the Browns will add another veteran to the room. Between that and Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones already on the roster, I think Schwartz is an easy guy to just move on from.

He could still be on the roster come week one but don’t expect him to make the active roster on Sundays.