3 Michigan Wolverines Cleveland Browns could draft

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No. 1: Ronnie Bell, WR

If the Browns want to try and replicate the success of Donavan Peoples-Jones then Ronnie Bell might be the answer. Expected to be a late-round pick, Bell had a very good season for Michigan last year registering 62 catches for 889 yards and four touchdowns. Bell also had a monster Fiesta Bowl performance where he recorded six catches for 135 yards and a score.

Bell is going to need to put up a big performance at the combine if he wants to improve his stock as he’s battled injury concerns during his Michigan career. But when on the field, Bell is as productive of a receiver as the Wolverines have seen since Peoples-Jones was wearing the maize and blue.

Bell has excellent hands and one of his strengths is being able to make tough catches in traffic. He has no problem going over the middle and holding on to balls knowing full well that he going to get popped. And while he won’t run the fastest time at the combine, Bell shows some very good quickness to separate from defenders.

If the Browns haven’t drafted a receiver by the time the sixth or seventh rounds have come then Bell is definitely someone worth considering.

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