Cleveland Browns role player who will make or break season No. 2- Anthony Schwartz, wide receiver
It’s no secret that wide receiver Anthony Schwartz had a rough rookie season, marred by injuries and inconsistency — he didn’t have a good year. He was drafted knowing that he was incredibly raw and would need time to learn the position. But he does have one quality you can’t teach that can take an offense to another level with his world-class speed.
The Browns have struggled the past two seasons to stretch the ball vertically and it has really held the offense back at times. They need someone to threaten the defense deep and keep them honest, it not only helps the passing game but the running game as well. If Schwartz can just provide a legit threat deep it will keep defenses from being able to load the box to stop Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.
Schwartz now has one of the best route runners in the league in Amari Cooper to teach him the little intricacies of the position. He has now had a full year in an NFL strength and conditioning program to increase his size and strength.
He doesn’t have to be a pro bowler or be second on the team in receiving just provide a consistent threat deep to help take this offense to another level.