Wide Reciever: Corey Coleman, Rashard Higgins, Andrew Hawkins, Ricardo Louis, Jordan Payton, Terrelle Pryor
Two words describe the receiver situation: Youth movement.
Corey Coleman and Rashard Higgins should be penciled in as starters. If Josh Gordon is eligible and doesn’t act like a goof in training camp, you can start him in Higgins’ place. But since he’s still suspended, the Browns can’t count him.
Andrew Hawkins can finally play where he belongs–in the slot. He’s in his third season with the Browns and is coming off an injury laden 2015 campaign. Hawkins is shifty and quick, and Browns Nation should be looking forward to seeing him work with Griffin in a position that benefits from having a quarterback who excels at making plays outside of the pocket.
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The Browns figure to keep six receivers, so look for UCLA rookie Jordan Payton to make the final cut, as well as Ricardo Louis.
Payton projects as a possession receiver, while Louis’ upside may only be second to Coleman.
If your visiting camp, you’re going to be impressed with Louis. The 6-foot-2 Auburn product looks the part of a No. 1 receiver. He’s exceptionally fast, too. His problem is catching the football. If he makes a dramatic improvement in this area, there’s no reason he shouldn’t see significant playing time as the season progresses.
The sixth and final receiver the Browns should keep is Terrelle Pryor, but the former Ohio State quarterback comes with an asterisk. He’ll be labeled as a receiver on the depth chart, but his actual role will probably be more of a specialty player, meaning he’ll line up as a wide out, running back, and probably even quarterback.
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