Cleveland Browns: 8 roster moves the Browns should make for 2019

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4. Re-sign Breshad Perriman

Another reclamation project, former first-round pick Breshad Perriman started looking the part after three disappointing seasons in the NFL that started with the rival Baltimore Ravens.

Perriman stepped up at a time the Browns really needed help at the wide receiver position. Dorsey traded Josh Gordon after Week 1, and then the Browns were dealt a blow when Rashard Higgins was lost to a hamstring injury in Week 3.

That meant Mayfield’s top targets were Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway. Landry’s not known as a dec threat, while Callaway was a rookie who missed all of the 2017 college season with off-the-field issues.

Derrick Willies was another name who flashed some promise and got hurt, so the Browns were going al the way down the depth chart to Damion Ratley at one point in the season.

Perriman ended his coming out season averaging 21.3 yards per catch during the Browns’ final 10 games, making plays of 66, 31, 63 and 28 yards.

By the final week, he had become a deep threat Mayfield could at least attempt to throw to a couple times a week, which was something missing from the offense before his emergence.

Like Robinson, Perriman’s emergence could mean the Browns don’t have to focus heavily on the wide receiver position in the draft.

Cleveland’s not picking in the top 3 this year, so the talent gets thinned out a little by the time No. 17 rolls around. That’s not to say you can’t find an star player, it just becomes harder, especially at skill positions.