5 wide receivers who grabbed Cleveland Browns attention at 2023 combine

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Trey Palmer, Browns
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3. Trey Palmer, Nebraska

There are several needs on Cleveland's roster, so it would make sense to keep an eye on wide receivers that might be around late on Day 2 or early in Day 3 of the NFL Draft. Throw in the fact that they spent a Round 3 pick on receivers in both 2021 and 2022 and they might not be ready to throw in a high pick.

With that being said, Trey Palmer becomes a name to watch. A redshirt junior, Palmer spent three seasons with the LSU Tigers and didn't do much at all. He had just 41 receptions for 458 yards and three touchdowns before transferring to Nebraska. He also showed how he can take over a game when he had 237 yards against Purdue.

Palmer made the most of his transfer, recording 71 receptions for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns for the Corn Huskers. He's considered a raw route runner but can be coached up. He also has something general manager Andrew Berry loves, which is plenty of speed — which he showed off when he ran a 4.33 in the 40-yard dash.

He didn't stop impressing after showing off his straightline speed. Palmer also ran well and displayed soft hands.

Again, he needs work which actually helps Cleveland. They can add him later in the draft and allow him to work alongside Cooper and DPJ while he develops. He also doesn't stunt the growth of David Bell, who they still have high hopes for.