5 surprises from Week 1 of Cleveland Browns training camp
4. Michael Woods II can play
The sixth round of the NFL Draft has been good to the Browns since Andrew Berry arrived. In 2020, he added Donovan Peoples-Jones, who has become the No. 2 receiver on the team and will line up across from Amari Cooper this year.
Last season, Berry selected Demetric Felton out of UCLA and he spent time at running back, wide receiver, and kick returner during his rookie campaign. Felton has a tough road ahead of him to make the team but he’s a legit NFL player who will be in the league for many years.
Now in 2022, there might be another name to add to the list. Michael Woods II was their pick in Round 6 this year but since he was the second receiver selected by Cleveland, he didn’t get much attention when he was drafted. One week into camp, he’s changing that.
Woods has been making one solid play after another and on Monday, he was working with the first team and caught a touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson.
Woods has also shown that he can run past defenders but also has the ability to adjust to underthrown passes — something he did on Saturday while working with Jacoby Brissett.
The rookie has shown much more polish than expected given his production and usage while at Oklahoma — and with injuries to David Bell, Anthony Schwartz, and Isaiah Weston, this has been a great surprise.