Do Not Replace – Donovan Peoples-Jones
Donovan Peoples-Jones had a fine rookie year, catching 14 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns but he only played in 12 games and was only targetted 20 times. He had an issue with getting separation from corners that has continued into 2021.
Clearly over-hyped in the preseason, Peoples-Jones not only shouldn’t be replacing Jarvis Landry as No. 1 on the depth chart but it’s him who should be replaced. He’s shown nothing all year to warrant starting him and giving him up to 80% of the snaps at the position and with his lack of play-making ability clearly being showcased for all to see, it makes far more sense to replace him with Rashard Higgins in the starting lineup.
We’re not giving up on him completely, that’d be foolish, but through two years the issues are still there with him. He’s far from a finished project and while he is fast-ish, he’s shown he’s not fast enough to take guys over the top.
Maybe it’s the system, maybe it’s him but either way, Peoples-Jones is not excelling. With how good Baker Mayfield has been playing the Browns really can’t keep making excuses for him and the team should honestly consider replacing him on the depth chart.