No. 2 Cleveland Browns potential draft gem: Andrei Iosivas WR, Princeton
Since we know that Cleveland’s front office loves analytics and also because many in that front office are Ivy League alums, let’s look at wide receiver Andrei Iosivas of Princeton. The Hawaiin-born player hasn’t played against elite college programs across the landscape, but there’s a lot of potential there for the Browns to look at.
Cleveland has an improving wide receiver crew with Amari Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones leading the way. They also drafted David Bell a year ago hoping he would be the No. 3 guy. Anthony Schwartz is also still on the squad but hasn’t shown a lot of promise to this point, so taking a chance on our young talent like Iosivas is a win-win situation.
He’s a big kid standing at 6-3 and has excellent hands. He has good tracking abilities and can fight for the ball when in traffic. He has been able to create separation from his defender with good route-running skills. He’s not considered a speedster yet, but he has a very long stride and the ability to run away from his competition.
Iosivas finished 2022 with 66 catches for 943 yards and seven touchdowns. He had three games where he rolled past 100 yards receiving and two games where he caught 10 passes.
He’s considered a middle-of-the-road draft pick so look for him to be picked somewhere between the fourth to sixth rounds. He’s generating some extra buzz amongst coaches and be playing at the Senior Bowl so keep an eye on this Ivey leaguer.