The Cleveland Browns must target these five wide receivers after the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
The Cleveland Browns aren’t expected to draft a wide receiver in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but the franchise needs to address the position, which means the later rounds are in play when it comes to adding a valuable pass catcher.
ESPN Cleveland analyst Tony Grossi thinks the Browns won’t start thinking about taking a wideout until the third round.
When you get to that point of the draft, you’re almost always drafting a project who needs a little coaching before he can become a consistent contributor.
The Browns are to likely avoid taking a wideout early because this draft is not loaded with first-round talent. Alabama receiver Calvin Ridley is the only sure fire best to go in the first round. SMU’s Courtland Sutton may as well, too.
The run on receivers is really expected to take off in the second round, when four wideouts are projected to be picked, if you subscribe to what Matt Miller is selling in his post-combine mock draft.
If the Browns are waiting until the third round, perhaps with the idea of trading up to the late second, the organization should consider these five “dark horses” to help upgrade the position.
Unfortunately, fans won’t have a choice but to embrace a developmental pick. Josh Gordon is back in the mix, but with Corey Coleman looking like a full-blown bust, Cleveland has to bring a long some talent with an eye on 2019.