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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Julio Jones, Cleveland Browns
Nov 11, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) scores a touchdown / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

3. Julio Jones

While many people may have completely written off 34-year old Julio Jones, especially now that his 2011 NFL Draft counterpart A.J. Green has officially retired, but I think the Falcons legend still has enough in the tank to help a team like the Cleveland Browns.

Sure, he isn't the same all-pro player that he once was, but situationally, Jones can still contribute on the football field. On third downs and in the red zone, where the Browns always seem to struggle, he would give Watson a sure-handed, big body to target. He can still go up and get it, is still tough to bring down with the ball in his hands, and as you can see above, still has some pep in his step in the open field.

Further, I think that Jones' presence would help everyone on the Cleveland offense. I would guess that he is already familiar, to a degree, with Cooper given their Alabama connection. Although a veteran himself, Cooper could certainly gain some knowledge from a potential future hall-of-famer. The younger receivers obviously would learn a lot as well, and I really think it would help Watson with his growth and development, too.

It may not be the most flashy addition, and may even be a bit controversial at this point, but bringing in a veteran like Julio Jones could be just the thing that gets this offense up and running in 2023. Cleveland did trade away the pick the Falcons used to draft Jones back in 2011, so it could be a bit poetic if he finished his playing career with the Browns.