Browns FA target No. 2: Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City
It has been said for the past three offseasons that the Browns need to find reliable and consistent speed out of the wide receiver room. The offense continues to be handcuffed without the ability to really challenge teams vertically. Mecole Hardman would be the perfect player to fix this issue but he also comes with a potentially large contract number.
With that potential salary number, Hardman may not be on the team’s radar unless he signs a lower prove-it deal coming off injury this season. Over the course of Hardman’s career with the Chiefs he has averaged 13.8 yards per catch and had just one season with more than two dropped passes.
Hardman was also used at times to run the jet sweep, something Cleveland likes to use as well, totaling 20 rush attempts in his career for 125 yards and two touchdowns.
Hardman’s role the previous three seasons, before the Tyreek Hill trade, was as the complimentary third option that can burn the defense deep. That is the exact role that the Cleveland Browns would ask him to fill and if the money works would be a great signing.