4th round, Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR Michigan
And while that’s true, the depth behind the two starts is questionable.
It’s important to remember the Browns lost two receivers who were to be heavily counted on at this time a season ago. No effort was made to re-sign Rashard Higgins and Antonio Callaway is out of the league.
The third and fourth receiver spots seem to be up for grabs between Khadarel Hodge, Taywan Taylor and Damion Ratley. Perhaps one of those guys steps up, however, you can’t blame the Browns for wanting to see more.
Peoples-Jones didn’t have eye-popping numbers and disappointed in his final season after a stellar sophomore campaign.
In his last year as a junior, he caught 34 passes for 438 yards and six touchdowns in 11 games, while, as a sophomore, he hauled in 47 balls for 612 yards and eight touchdowns in 13 games.
It’s not overly impressive, but the 6-foot-2, 208-pound prospect had 14 touchdowns over the past two seasons. It’s definitely something that should catch Berry’s attention.
Principal’s note: He’s got the athleticism you’d like to see, but his production is keeping him from seeing his stock rise. Perhaps that works out in the Browns’ favor. I like this pick. Grade: A