Opponent Scouting Report: Cleveland Browns Wide Receivers

TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 26: Defensive back Robert McClain
TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 26: Defensive back Robert McClain /

The Colts’ secondary will likely be missing a key player or two, but do the Browns have enough talent at wide receiver to expose Indianapolis’ young defensive backs?

Terrelle Pryor was one of the NFL’s breakout players last season gaining over 1,000 receiving yards in his first year as a wide receiver, but the Browns let him walk in free agency this offseason.

They brought in Kenny Britt to be their number two option alongside their former first round pick Corey Coleman.

Coleman has broken his hand for the second straight season, so Deshone Kizer will be without his top target as they try to pick up their first win of the season.

Kenny Britt has had a painfully slow start to his first season in Cleveland as he’s only caught 2 passes for 15 yards through the first two games.

With a lack of production from their wide receivers, two of the Browns’ top three receivers have been tight end Seth DeValve and running back Duke Johnson.

The Browns will lean on Ricardo Louis and Rashard Higgins to pick up the slack at the wide receiver position.

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Higgins caught 7 passes for 95 yards last week against the Ravens, and he could be due for a breakout year in his second NFL season. Fellow second-year receiver Ricardo Louis has also shown some potential with 4 catches for 59 yards in the first two games.

Rookie tight end David Njoku will also be expected to contribute this season if they’re going to get this pass game going.

The Colts’ pass defense currently ranks 27th in defensive efficiency according to Football Outsiders, but they should be able to contain a fairly weak crop of receivers.