Tyler Scott of the Cincinnati Bearcats has his eyes on the Cleveland Browns
With the Cleveland Browns in need of depth at wide receiver, many names have been thrown around. One that's been gaining traction as the Scouting Combine approaches is Tyler Scott of the Cincinnati Bearcats.
Scott is slightly undersized at 5-foot-11 and 171 pounds but was electric this past season for Cincinnati. As a junior, Scott racked up 899 yards on 54 receptions with nine touchdowns. What should appeal most to Cleveland is the fact that he can get deep, averaging 16.5 yards per catch in his career — and was clocked at 4.29 in an unofficial 40-yard dash.
A graduate of Norton High in Ohio, Scott also has his sights set on the Browns. While speaking with the 33rd Team, Scott said he models his game after Amari Cooper and lobbied for Cleveland to bring him back to Northeast Ohio.
Scott would be an excellent fit with the Browns as the third receiver behind Cooper and Donovan Peoples-Jones. His speed would give them the ability to stretch the field the way they hoped Anthony Schwartz could. And Scott, while still needing time to develop, is already a better route runner than Schwartz has proven to be.
Unfortunately, he does also have issues with drops but that also doesn't seem to be as concerning as what we've seen from the current speedster in Cleveland.
"With the addition of Jim Schwartz, these four players stand to see vast improvements for the Cleveland Browns in 2023."- Greg Newland
With Deshaun Watson set to play an entire season, the Browns would be wise to load up on offense around him. Their receiver corps does have some potential behind Cooper and DPJ with David Bell, who was a third-round pick in 2022, but if they want to maximize their franchise quarterback's talent, it makes sense to add as many home run threats as possible.