WR Donovan Peoples-Jones (187th Overall)
Just as I held Jedrick Wills to a higher standard because of his place in the draft, I’m going to flip the script on Donovan Peoples-Jones. I’ve made it abundantly clear that I don’t think Peoples-Jones is a two-receiver kind of guy. He’s your third receiver on a good team. Yet, for a sixth-round pick to be that high? That’s not bad at all. Especially considering who he got drafted alongside.
Of the previous names already mentioned, Harrison Bryant may be the only guy I offer a new contract to. Yet, when Peoples-Jones comes up in discussion, if I’m Cleveland, I’m offering him a new deal. Today.
I’m not saying over-pay the man, but start talking turkey. See what he wants, and try to get him for a few years. Once the Browns land a second receiver and assume that Deshaun Watson is a “changed” man (I doubt it), then the Browns could have a really high-powered offense in 2023.
He’s only had 1,200+ yards across three seasons and he isn’t the best at getting open but most of his PFF grades that matter are all in the high 60s, which is a good thing. Peoples-Jones is the guy that fans will constantly point to when debates come up about late-round picks because he’s actually a serviceable talent.
Even though most late-round picks aren’t.