3 Browns Wideouts Austin Watkins Jr. Has Put on the Chopping Block

If Austin Watkins Jr. is going to make the Browns roster, these guys have to go.

Austin Watkins is making a real push to make the Browns roster, which puts these three wideouts on the chopping block to be cut.
Austin Watkins is making a real push to make the Browns roster, which puts these three wideouts on the chopping block to be cut. / Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Jaelon Darden

Jaelon Darden hasn’t really shown anything as an actual wide receiver so far in his first two NFL seasons, catching just 8 passes on 14 yards for 69 yards with no touchdowns. Like Grant, if he’s going to claim a roster spot it will have a lot to do with his abilities as a returner.

And Darden is certainly not the returner that a prime Jakeem Grant was.

At 5-foot-8 and less than 180 pounds, Darden doesn't have much of a shot at being much more than a gadget player if he does see the field for offensive snaps. As with returners, you really don't want to use a roster spot on a gadget guy unless he's one of the best in the league.

So with Goodwin, Grant and Darden out of the way, Watkins making the final roster would have our final list of wide receivers looking like this:

  • Amari Cooper
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones
  • Elijah Moore
  • Cedric Tillman
  • David Bell
  • Austin Watkins Jr.

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