It’s obvious that the Cleveland Browns main focus this offseason was upgrading on the defensive side.
They’ve already done that with a handful of signings during free agency.
However, the front office cannot completely ignore the offensive unit.
It might not be in the first round, but it wouldn’t be shocking to see the Browns select a receiver or two during the draft.
There are plenty of potential options in what looks like a year with a fairly stacked wide receiver class.
2. Terrace Marshall Jr.
Sadly, wide receiver Terrace Marshall Jr. was overshadowed by Ja’Marr Chase during his time at LSU.
Despite a few productive seasons, Marshall has pretty much flew under the radar.
To be honest, Chase is a much more promising prospect, but that doesn’t mean Marshall has nothing to offer a professional organization.
Marshall has a smooth release off the line of scrimmage and is an excellent route runner.
It’s also worth noting that he has quick hands to catch just about anything in the air.
5-star freshman WR Terrace Marshall Jr in warmups #LSU pic.twitter.com/dpicJo0b6n
— Sam Spiegelman (@samspiegs) November 17, 2018
He put together back-to-back successful seasons and has been a monster in the red zone.
In 2019, Marshall hauled in 46 receptions, 671 yards, and 13 touchdowns.
He followed that up with 48 receptions, 731 yards, and 10 touchdowns in seven games last season.
Marshall is limited in terms of run-after-catch, but the Browns don’t need him to be elite in that category.
They have Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. to handle a majority of the heavy lifting.
The good news is, there is plenty of upside in Marshall’s game, which should intrigue a handful of teams on draft day.
He could eventually turn into a No. 2 wideout at the professional level, assuming he makes the correct adjustments to his game.
At the moment, he can be a No. 3 or No. 4 option in Cleveland and be mainly used as an elite red zone threat.
1. Rondale Moore
While Marshall is talented, he is more of a second or third-round target on draft day.
However, Purdue wide receiver Rondale Moore could be a possible first-round option for Cleveland.
He has a chance at being the first wide receiver taken in the first round at Purdue since 1975.
Moore is an explosive player with quickness and burst that has the ability to make incredible catches while running at full speed.
A play-making receiver that can do just about everything on the football field, which is why he is projected to be selected in the first round.
Here is every single Rondale Moore touchdown for Purdue.
So much fun to watch. pic.twitter.com/2CYzJ0X5H8
— James Simpson (@JS_Football) March 29, 2021
During his freshmen season, Moore put together video game numbers at Purdue.
He finished with 114 receptions, 1,258 yards, and 12 touchdowns through 13 games.
Sadly, his next two seasons were cut short due to injuries, but the potential is there.
Unlike Marshall, Moore has tremendous speed and a ton of yards-of-catch ability.
Honestly, Moore is best used in the slot receiver spot, which could be a fit, assuming he lands in Cleveland.
He wouldn’t be the type of player that would see double-digit targets on a weekly basis, but the Browns don’t need that out of him.
Moore has the potential to blossom into a productive slot receiver at the professional level.
He could certainly be an option for Cleveland at No. 26, assuming they want to go that route.
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