The Cleveland Browns should have an eye on the draft.
It is hard to believe we’re already in Week 11 of the 2020 NFL season, but it’s true nonetheless. This is the time of year that fans of some teams begin looking forward to the next 2021 NFL Draft, and while the Cleveland Browns are still very much alive in the playoff race at 6-3, their fans (including this writer) have been conditioned to look ahead to the Draft almost from Week 1. Here are five prospects to keep in mind for the team this April.
1. WR Tylan Wallace
Odell Beckham Jr. still wasn’t on the same page as Baker Mayfield prior to tearing his ACL, and while he’ll almost certainly be a Brown in 2021, his long-term future with the team is cloudy. Jarvis Landry is having the worst season of his pro career and has an out in his contract this offseason. Rashard Higgins is on a one-year deal, and while rookie Donovan Peoples-Jones has flashed, he is still unproven, and fell to the sixth round for a reason.
Oklahoma State’s Wallace will have three years of good production and has decent size at 6-0 190 pounds. He is an excellent deep threat despite not having elite speed, and is terrific in contested catch situations. His route running is quick, although he still needs to add nuance and release moves. He seems like the kind of receiver that could thrive with Baker Mayfield in a Kevin Stefanski offense, and should be on Cleveland’s radar on Day 2.