3 late round prospects that should be on the Browns radar

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Tre Tucker, Cincinnati, Browns
Mar 4, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cincinnati wide receiver Tre Tucker (WO48) participates in the / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Late Round Pickup No. 2: Tre Tucker (WR, Cincinnati)

There has been a ton of conversation surrounding the Browns and drafting a certain University of Cincinnati wide receiver this offseason. However, this article is not about Tyler Scott. If the Browns want Scott, then Berry will have to use one of day two picks to secure him.

This article is focusing on late round pickups and the next name on this list would provide plenty of value on day three. Tre Tucker is the lesser talked about receiver out of Cincinnati but one that made plenty of noise during the NFL scouting combine.

Tucker blazed a 4.40 40-yard dash, a 37.5 vertical jump, and a 10-foot-4 broad jump. His athletic measurables are undeniable, but where Tucker comes up short, pun intended, is the height and weight department. Tucker came in at 5-foot-9 and 182 pounds with arms measuring just under 29-inches.

Tucker’s lack of prototypical size is the factor that will push him to day three. But if you look past what he can not do due to his size and choose to look at the advantages Tucker has you will see that he is an ideal candidate to play in the slot. One event that Tucker did not compete in was the three cone drill, which would have given teams a better indicator of his short area quickness. But Tucker did have the second fastest 10-yard split among all the wide receivers in Indianapolis.

Tucker’s ability to win quickly off the line and early in routes can be weaponized in the slot. Add in the fact that Tucker is a natural punt returner, and the Browns could get an easy two for one on day three of the draft.