Must Add To The Wide Receiver Position
Yes, the Cleveland Browns actually draft an Ohio State player –something that does not happen often. Michael Thomas has both the size and play-making ability that Hue Jackson is looking for. Of course, Cleveland needs more players at wide receiver, but adding Thomas is a great start.
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Not only does Thomas have plenty of speed to get past defenders, he will also be used heavily in the red zone. The only wide receiver that is at six-foot tall that Cleveland can rely on is Brian Hartline. Thomas would easily be the number one receiver. Having former Pro Bowl wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson as an uncle, Thomas has great blood lines and is a great resource to go to as an NFL player.
More often than not, the Cleveland Browns would not go downfield, or at least continues to take their shots down the field last season. Thomas can help turn around that area. He is fast, but not fast enough to be relied upon as a returner in the special teams.
Josh Gordon cannot be relied upon (especially after his recent situation) and I do not expect him to be on the roster much longer. That said, after Hartline, who is better suited in the slot, who else could be a challenge to opposing defenses? Luckily, Thomas is capable of creating and getting the most out of mismatches.
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