Cleveland Browns: 6 Browns whose stock is up after preseason finale

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1. Derrick Willies, WR

Derrick Willies only caught two passes for 46 yards, but his second reception was a memorable one.

With the Browns looking to put some points on the board before halftime, Willies broke a tackle and showed an ability to run after the catch. When you factor in the undrafted second-year veteran’s size, he sure looks like he’s earned himself a roster spot.

For the preseason, Willies caught eight balls for 76 yards and a touchdown. It’s a nice stat line, but by no means, flashy. Willies doesn’t need to be though, he offers up quarterbacks a big target and and shown some good hands this preseason.

Willies caught the eye of Todd Haley a preseason ago and did enough to start running with the starters. He eventually broke into the starting lineup and was having his best game against Baltimore before suffering a season ending injury (separated shoulder.

With the Browns expected to keep six wide receivers, Willies looks like he’s done enough to make the squad.