Best Cleveland Browns pass-catcher No. 6: Webster Slaughter
Webster Slaughter was drafted in the second round of the 1986 NFL Draft out of San Diego State. Slaughter instantly became a fan favorite because of the swagger he brought to the roster. He was a very confident player and loved to talk a lot on the field to his opponents.
Slaughter ended up playing in Cleveland for six seasons before bouncing around a few other teams until the 1998 season. He was a very consistent contributor from the get-go. His best season was in 1989 when he caught 65 passes for 1,236 yards and had six touchdowns. During that campaign, his 97-yard touchdown scamper on a throw from quarterback Bernie Kosar on a Monday Night Football Game against the Chicago Bears was a special highlight.
Slaughter saved some of his best performances when the bright lights were on him. In the Browns first playoff game in 1986 he caught six passes for 86 yards. In the 1989 season when Cleveland played the Buffalo Bills in a playoff game, Slaughter caught three passes for 114 and two of those catches went for touchdowns in an epic 34-30 win.
In his tenure with the Browns Slaughter caught 305 passes for 4,834 yards and had 27 touchdowns. Often seen wearing expensive bling in his time with the team when he was off the field, he certainly brought a lot of spunk and energy when he was on the field of play.