Do Not Expect Many Veterans To Stay
The youth movement is evident at multiple positions on the Cleveland Browns roster and the wide receiver position is no different. Like others, Corey Coleman was not my first choice but I am intrigued by everything he has done and what he can do on the field.
I am surprised Rashard Higgins last as long as he did. Both he and Jordan Payton should make positive impacts as rookies. On the other hand, I do not see much happening with WR/TE Seth Devalve, but Richardo Louis is a wildcard. Not all of those offensive rookies will make it long-term, but most should at least be average players.
Camps will decide a lot. Still, there are not enough spots for the rookies and the veterans who are on the roster. Before preseason begins, I could see the Cleveland Browns making a roster move(s) cutting one or two wide receivers.
Cleveland did not have success with the wide receivers they had last season. Though the additions via the 2016 NFL Draft will help, the Browns likely and probably should add another talented wide receiver early on in the 2017 NFL Draft.
The list of veteran wide receivers is not exciting. By the second game of the preseason at the latest, we should know who has made the team and the number of veterans who stays will be small.
For the rookies, I envision Cleveland’s WR group as Coleman, Higgins, Payton and Louis. As far as the veterans, Brian Hartline and Taylor Gabriel are the players I expect to remain with the team. Marlon Moore and Darius Jennings would be practice squad members.