Bengals: Ranking every wide receiver group in the AFC North
By Alex Austin
AFC North wide receiver rankings: #2 Cleveland Browns
Cleveland got one of the most famous and recognizable wide receivers in the NFL when they traded for Odell Beckham Jr. before the 2019 season. While he performed well in his first season with the Browns, he was a far cry from the highlight real we came to expect from his first three seasons with the Giants. OBJ has the potential to take over a game but has not done that on a regular basis. As he spends more time with his new quarterback, Baker Mayfield, the chemistry could continue improving.
Across from OBJ lines up Jarvis Landry who has become one of the better number two options in the game. Landry set a career-high in yards per reception last year at a blistering 14.1. If he can continue to be the deep threat for Cleveland this could take over the top spot. A full year from David Njoku could also help elevate this unit as well.
As of right now, the name recognition is incredibly high for this unit, but the production levels have fallen in recent years. A new coach should be able to unlock the full potential of these players and make the Browns’ passing attack a formidable weapon. Until the production jumps up to match the player talk, the Browns sit just below the leaders in the AFC North wide receiver units.