2019 NFL Draft: 5 WRs Cleveland Browns must target after 1st round

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1. JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Stanford

Going wide receiver in the first round would be a stretch, just because there’s no slam dunk choice.

With that said, JJ Arcega-Whiteside would be nice pick, but the Browns would probably have to act on him quickly in the second-round.

Even though it’s after the first round, GM John Dorsey still may not want to start spending receivers just yet.

But if he wants Arcega-Whiteside, he’s probably going to have take him the second round.

While at Stanford, Arcega-Whiteside matched the single-season touchdown record by hauling in 14 scores. He also totaled over 1,000 yards receiver as a senior.

Like so many receivers worthy of taking after the first round, Arcega-Whiteside needs to polish his route running, but he’s 6-foot-3 and comes from a basketball background. It’s evident when watching him on film.

He’s not a burner, but his athleticism affords him the ability to rack up yards after a catch, a stat important to analytics departments.

Arcega-Whiteside could go in the second round, which may be early for the Dawg Pound’s liking, but if he’s there in the third, Dorsey should give this wideout serious consideration.