1. Anthony Schwartz, Wide Receiver
Another 2021 draft pick, Anthony Schwartz joined Cleveland in Round 3 out of Auburn. While he had a lot to learn about playing the position, he brought in world-class speed which is something the offense needed desperately.
He had a great debut with 64 yards receiving against the Kansas City Chiefs but has been a problem ever since. Schwartz has scored a couple of touchdowns, including a 31-yarder on a receiver reverse this past season, but he’s known more for dropping passes or not running the correct routes.
The best example of this was in Week 2 of his rookie season when he seemed to stop on a route, which led to an interception. Baker Mayfield threw it to where he expected Schwartz to be and the pass was picked off. Mayfield then injured his shoulder when tackling the defender and thus began the start of the end.
Schwartz continued to struggle from this point on and had a disatrout training camp and preseason where he dropped just about every pass that came his way.
Heading into year three, the Browns need to decide if Schwartz can be fixed, or if it’s even worth it to try. They need depth at wide receiver and while it’s fine to have a project player, there needs to be some progress from year to year and we haven’t seen that yet.