Cleveland Browns: 10 free agents Browns should target in 2019

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8. Breshad Perriman, WR

The Cleveland Browns might’ve found something in Breshad Perriman, and they should continue to mine his talent.

The 25-year-old had bust written all over him. He was a first-round pick of the Ravens in 2015 and the Browns were his third team when he signed.

Perriman became the Browns’ best deep threat in the last quarter of the season, hooking up with Baker Mayfield on gains of 66, 31, 63 and 28 yards, in addition to two touchdowns in the Browns’ final four games.

You’ve got to wonder how much receivers coach Adam Henry helped Perriman get his career back on track. Henry coached Odell Bekcham Jr. and Jarvis Landry at LSU and has drawn rave reviews for the work he’s done as an NFL assistant.

When you’re a wide receiver, sometimes a change of scenery, some new coaches and a franchise quarterback can go along way to helping you get your career back on track.

With Perriman in the mix, the Browns will lean on him, as well as Landry and Antonio Callaway. They’ll have to also lock up receiver Rashard Higgins, which can probably be done with a second-round tender.

Throw in David Njoku at tight end, and while far from a finished product, the recieving corps could be poised to take another big stride in 2019.

The Browns should be able to lock up Perriman at a relatively inexpensive price.