Cleveland Browns: 4 things Andrew Berry may be wrong on

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No. 3 – Not adding depth at Wide Receiver

Let me start by saying that Amari Cooper is perhaps the best wide receiver the Cleveland Browns have had on their roster since they returned in 1999. They have had some talented guys before, but Cooper is elite. He has great hands, can break away from defenders, and is as good of a route runner as I have ever seen.

However, Berry continues to overvalue the depth of the position behind Cooper. Donovan Peoples-Jones has had a strong season as the second wide receiver. I would love to see a little more consistency from him, but he has made some huge plays and difficult catches in crunch time.

The real issue is at the third wide receiver position. Anthony Schwartz, David Bell, and Michael Woods have all gotten a shot, and so far, none have been great. Schwartz is all speed and no football talent, Bell is as slow as I am (kind of joking), and Woods has struggled to work through injuries.

With the injury to David Njoku and a backup quarterback under center, this team needs a third guy that can be reliable. Not only someone who will catch the ball but has a knack for getting open. Part of me thinks Berry will figure it out this offseason knowing the team will throw more with Watson next year, but this was also a huge issue last year.

Baker Mayfield certainly had his struggles, but he was throwing to a bunch of nobodies which makes the job of the quarterback so much more difficult. It’s not that Berry needs to get a $10 million per year guy this offseason, but Cooper and DPJ need another guy to make this group a serious threat.