5 Wide Receivers the Cleveland Browns should consider signing in free agency

Dec 15, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80), Odell Beckham
Dec 15, 2019; Glendale, AZ, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80), Odell Beckham / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Parris Campbell, Cleveland Browns
Jan 8, 2023; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell (1) rushes / Jenna Watson-USA TODAY Sports

4. Parris Campbell

There's no denying that, when healthy, Parris Campbell is a dynamic player with the ball in his hands. Even this year, when the Indianapolis Colts needed a touchdown as time expired in overtime against the Houston Texans in week one from their own seven-yard line, they threw a screen to Campbell and told him to make the entire defense miss.

Campbell earns that sort of confidence from his coaches because he is truly elusive in the open field, and just as shifty when he's running routes. But the caveat cannot be overlooked... "when healthy." Throughout his first three NFL seasons, Campbell played in just a combined 15 games. He did, however, play all 17 games this past season, but the injury history will certainly impact his market in free agency.

This could end up playing right into the hands of the Cleveland Browns. If they think Campbell is healthy, and can stay healthy, that could steal a young (25 years old) slot receiver that they could potentially retain long-term.

His health has made it hard for Campbell to prove that he can be a productive receiver in the NFL, though he flashes enough potential on tape for a team to take a chance on. Some may view Campbell as a gadget-type player, likely filling a similar role to guys like Felton and Grant, but if Cleveland views him as a true slot receiver that can be in there for every 11-personnel set, they could get a steal if they are able to sign Campbell at his $2.5 million/year market value, according to Spotrac.