4 Cleveland Browns who will benefit most from Odell Beckham release

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3. Cleveland Browns WR Anthony Schwartz

The Cleveland Browns offense looked pretty good in Kansas City, and while I know he’s played since then, that was really the last time Anthony Schwartz was a recognizable part of the offense.

He caught three balls for 69 yards, hauling in a 44-yarder from Mayfield. Seems like ages ago, but it was the last time we remember the Browns pushing the ball vertically.

Schwartz should be used more because his speed is unmatched among his fellow receivers. If Beckham was being used as a decoy before, at the very least, Schwartz can do this because defenses can’t ignore him.

Something else worth watching: Shwartz’s route running. From what’s being reported, it sounds like Mayfield never knew where Beckham was going to be on the field. If Schwartz stays true to his route, in theory, Cleveland’s rhythm and timing offense should give Mayfield an extra target out there he can count on.