Cleveland could address slot receiver position late in the draft

The Browns could look to this year's NFL Draft to add depth to their WR corps - particularly in the slot.

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Cleveland could address slot receiver position late in the draft


Corey Coleman and new acquisition, Kenny Britt, should fill in the roles of WR1 and WR2, respectively. After that, the depth chart is a bit of a jumble with talent less-proven able to step into the slot receiver role.

  • Veteran Andrew Hawkins, who was predominantly the Browns only slot receiver for the past three seasons, was released this offseason.
  • The Browns’ 2016 YPRR (Yards Per Route Run) in the slot is significantly lower than the league average in each of the past three seasons.
  • Four out of five teams with a top five player in YPRR made the playoffs. The top Browns slot receiver ranked 49th of 54 applicable slot wide receivers.
  • Possible targets for the Browns to draft include Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp (3.00 YPRR) or Northwestern’s Austin Carr (2.91 YPRR).

 

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