3. Cleveland Browns WR Donovan Peoples-Jones
His numbers show just three catches for 26 yards, but the preseason opener was a good one for second-year wideout Donovan Peoples-Jones.
His first reception of the game from Case Keenum wasn’t spectacular, but for Browns fans who’ve seen the same play clank off so many hands, or have the quarterback’s throw go awry, it was needed.
Keenum hit DPJ on a slant, which went for 15 yards. It got the offense, loaded with reserves starting, off on the right foot.
Later, DPJ continued to impress on an “Excuse me” throw from Keenum, in which DPJ made a one handed grab…not in practice not being guarded by anyone! The play came on 3rd and 6 and extended Cleveland’s drive.
I thought DPJ needed a good preseason game because he’s the name we’ve been consistently hearing come out of camp. We knew he wasn’t going to play a lot and he didn’t have to. He inserted himself into the action and clearly, his progress is something we’ll continue to track throughout the 2021 campaign.