May 26, 2015; Berea, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Vince Mayle (85) and wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (80) during organized team activities at the Cleveland Browns training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
4. Mayle Is Not Here
The Browns had their chances to draft wide receivers earlier in the draft, but chose not to. Cleveland also could have drafted WRs who were better players later in the draft, but they chose Washington State WR Vince Mayle in the fourth round. The Browns could have chosen (Seattle Seahawks), (Minnesota Vikings), or (Arizona Cardinals) among others instead.
Mayle has had a very difficult time dating back to when he was in college with the little things WRs do. That is a big reason why he was not selected earlier in the draft and has rarely played.
Even though he had issues transitioning his skills to the NFL, Mayle was Washington State’s leading receiver in 2014 with 106 receptions. Yet, he was not the only one with a large number of receptions in the offense. Three other wide receivers also caught 61 or more passes that season.
Selecting Mayle did not work out. I am speechless after watching some of the more talented wide receivers who were drafted this spring. Now the Browns do not have anything to show for the pick.
Mayle did not make the Browns’ roster prior to the preseason ending. He has since been picked up by the Dallas Cowboys and was placed on their practice squad. Mayle has appeared in one game this season but he did not add anything to his stat sheet.
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