Oct 10, 2015; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Laquon Treadwell (1) carries the ball against New Mexico State Aggies defensive backLewis Hill
(29) during the game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mandatory Credit:Justin Ford
-USA TODAY Sports
Treadwell Should Be Destined For Cleveland
For years the skill positions have been ignored or poorly managed, such as letting Tight End Jordan Cameron leave while giving WR Dwayne Bowe $9 million. The last time the Browns spent a first round pick on a skill player was RB Trent Richardson, and we all know how that turned out.
That might make Browns general manager Ray Farmer a little gun-shy, but there is no way the Browns can afford to ignore actual difference makers any longer. If Manziel has any hope to prove he is an NFL quarterback, he cannot be throwing passes off of WR Taylor Gabriel‘s face.
I love the pick of Treadwell. He is a big and athletic receiver that has shown a competitive streak. At 6’2, 210 pounds, Treadwell would easily be the biggest target for whoever starts at quarterback. He’s averaged 100.2 yards per game against some of the best defenses in the country, and he’s not just a deep threat. Treadwell runs excellent routes and has learned how to use his long frame to gain a position advantage going for the ball.
It might be tempting to go after Bosa, Ole Miss DE Robert Nkemdiche, or even a quarterback, but Treadwell is more than likely the best wide receiver heading into the draft.
Thomas is a sleeper here. For all of you Buckeye homers, yes, he is a very talented receiver, but he may not grade out as well as Treadwell. If the Browns do not pick first overall, the pick might end up being Thomas that’s available instead of Treadwell. With similar body type and similar styles, Thomas would be a solid addition to the Browns roster.
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