Updated Wide Receiver Depth Chart for Browns Ahead of Training Camp
The Cleveland Browns had one of their most successful seasons in a long time in 2020, advancing all the way to the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. Assuming they'll want to make it further than that in 2021, the Browns will need their wide receivers to play up to all of the hype.
Here's a look at the Browns' updated WR depth chart for 2021.
Browns WR Depth Chart 2021
1. Jarvis Landry
With Odell Beckham Jr. missing a majority of the 2020 NFL season, Jarvis Landry became Cleveland's de facto No. 1 wideout. However, his statistics at the end of the season were a bit disappointing. Landry caught just 56.0% of his targets for 840 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. It was arguably his worst season since his rookie campaign, so look for Landry to try and bounce back in 2021.
2. Odell Beckham Jr.
At 28, Odell Beckham Jr. is poised to rebound as he's coming off of a season-ending ACL injury. Nevertheless, if anyone can return to prominence, it's him. The two-time All-Pro wideout has recorded a 1,000-plus-yard season any time he's played in 12 or more games. Assuming he can stay healthy, Beckham will play a big role in Cleveland's success next season.
3. Rashard Higgins
Rashard Higgins emerged as a viable No. 3 option when Beckham was out of the Browns' lineup last season. The 2016 fifth-round pick caught 71.2% of his targets last season, converting that into 37 receptions, 599 yards and 4 touchdowns. Considering how he and Landry were the only Browns pass-catchers to reach 500 or more receiving yards in 2020, expect Higgins to maintain his role going forward.
4. Donovan Peoples-Jones
Despite being a sixth-round selection in the 2020 draft, Donovan Peoples-Jones surprised a lot of people in his rookie season. The Detroit, Mich., native was targeted just 20 times in 12 games but still turned 17 receptions into 304 yards and 2 touchdowns.
5. Anthony Schwartz
The Browns didn't use the No. 91 overall pick at the 2021 NFL Draft on Anthony Schwartz for him to see no action next season. The 20-year-old was impressive in three seasons with the Auburn Tigers, hauling in 117 receptions for 1,433 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns in 33 games.
6. KhaDarel Hodge
7. JoJo Natson
8. Derrick Willies
9. Ja'Marcus Bradley
10. Alexander Hollins
11. Ryan Switzer
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