Cleveland Browns: 5 veterans primed to have career seasons in 2022

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Browns receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones signals a first down after a catch during the first half Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Cleveland. /

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No. 2: Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR

The wide receiver was supposed to have his breakout season a year ago according to all that watched Donovan Peoples-Jones workout last training camp. What folks forget is that former Browns wide receivers Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. were always going to be the primary threat for the team.

DPJ’s numbers did improve last season, but they weren’t over-the-top spectacular numbers. He finished with 34 catches for a nice 597 yards and three touchdowns. His yards per catch actually decreased after year one from 21.7 to 17.6 but he only had 14 receptions in his first season with Cleveland.

With Landry and Beckham gone and Cooper penciled in as the No. 1 receiver, DPJ should be able to slide into that No. 2. spot and have a great season. Attention drawn to Cooper will allow DPJ some good chances to rack up the catches and score more.

He should be able to at least get to the six or seven touchdown mark this season and his yards collected should be closer to 800 or 900 yards. If he can get to 50 or 60 receptions on the season and average 15 yards a catch that should get him to those marks.