Order of wide receivers from third down
It’s safe to say that Donovan Peoples-Jones and Amari Cooper will be your top two guys. It’s not the best twosome you could ask for, but it’ll do. After that, however, is anyone’s ball game. David Bell is penciled in for the third slot but he’s failed his physical and that’s never a good sign. He’s expected to pass it, but who is to say that this issue doesn’t become recurring?
Then you have Michael Woods, Anthony Schwartz, Jakeem Grant, Ja’Marcus Bradley, Javon Simms, Mike Hartley, Isiah Weston, and Travell Harris. You have 11 receivers but only a need for five or six.
Assuming Cooper, Peoples-Jones and Bell are locks, that means some moves will have to be made. Do we assume Grant keeps a spot because he’s the return guy? That’s four, that means two stays. We can give Woods an automatic slot, as he’s a rookie. None of that protects the rest, however, because this is a big team, lots of guys.
For instance, the Browns have five running backs with Demetric Felton. He’s considered a hybrid player, capable of playing two positions, does he move over to receiver? I would stake a steak sandwich on the Browns not carrying five running backs on the main roster. Someone’s get cut or moved.
So there’s a lot still to be decided here after the top three.