Put down the spoiled fruit and let me explain! No, Travis Benjamin is not a starting-caliber wideout, not anymore. He might still be elusive enough however to be a guy who can make defenses miss as a slot guy. Benjamin is the guy you’re going to go get if you spend a first-round pick on a wideout. Remember, the only reason these receivers are being pursued in this scenario is a trade happens. That means there would be an extra first or second-round pick at least this year. So you can still get that left tackle in the first round while getting a wideout as well
Hopefully, that left tackle is Ezra Cleveland, but that’s just me.
The first two names on this list, Robinson, and Anderson, would be signed to four or five-year deals, with a moderate $20-25ish million over the length of the deal. Ideally. For Benjamin, you’re doing at best a two-year deal, with no more than $10-12 million tops. You don’t need him to be a starter and shouldn’t pay him to be. He’s still a viable returner, and despite being injured last season, he can still play a slot position if needed. This is a move that saves the Browns money, allows them to get younger (by drafting the starter), and brings back a fan favorite player.
It’s not the sexiest of pick up’s, but it’s one that could really make a difference on special teams and in the slot.