Added Depth Could Have Been Better
First and foremost, it makes me wonder why the Cleveland Browns selected Baylor’s Corey Coleman when other first class receivers were still on the board. He is fast but he is under six-foot tall. Coleman’s route tree experience is also very small!
Coleman only used three routes while at Baylor and he will have to learn a lot of new routes the way Hue Jackson wants him to run in a short time. If it were up to be, I am not so sure I would not have selected Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell. His size is very similar to that of Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green.
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The Cleveland Browns needed wide receivers but deciding to take five in one draft is a bit much! They could have used a couple of those picks to fill other holes.
Rashard Higgins, formerly of Colorado State may turn out to be a steal as a fifth-round pick for the Browns got him! There was a lot of talk surrounding him leading up to and during the draft.
Overall, how can I put this? The multiple additions of wide receivers via the 2016 NFL Draft were not quite as good as I had hoped, but not as bad as I could have imagined. We will have to see down the road as time will tell!
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