Cleveland Browns UDFA No. 1: Isaiah Weston, WR
The Cleveland Browns re-tooled their wide receiver corps this offseason as they added Amari Cooper via trade and then brought in David Bell in the draft. But they could still have more room for a deep threat on the roster, and Isaiah Weston could fill that role.
A product of Northern Iowa, Weston was a player the Browns had their eyes on throughout the draft process and then ended up signing him when he went unclaimed. He’s raw, but talented and as Lance Zierlein of NFL.com says, he can become a more nuanced player in the pros.
"“One-speed route runner with the height, weight and speed to beat up on FCS opponents down the field. His primary function was to stretch and challenge defenses vertically, but he appears to have the physical tools to become a more nuanced route runner with more coaching. Weston will find that getting a clean release and outracing an NFL cornerback will be a much greater challenge. The downfield ball skills can be spectacular at times and his productivity would have skyrocketed with a more accurate quarterback.” — Zierlein, NFL.com"
It could be tempting to try and stash Weston on the practice squad but he also has enough talent that it could be hard to do that — especially if he performs well in the preseason.
His skill might be too good to risk him on waivers, which is why Cleveland might need to keep him on the 53-man roster.