For the first time is what seems like their history, the Browns had a draft day that should help them for years to come. They traded the second pick in the draft, in the process getting a long term solution at wide receiver in Corey Coleman. With the picks they acquired, all I can say is, "Well done, Browns."
Corey Coleman starts the season as the top receiver in Cleveland. With Robert Griffin, III., behind center, the ball will get downfield. That's never been an issue with RG3. Coleman should be added in all dynasty leagues and taken as a late-round flyer in redrafts.
Robert Griffin III (QB) - 3000 yards, 20 TDs, 10 INTs, 400 yards, 2 TDs.
If we all had as much confidence in RG3 as Hugh Jackson did, he would be a first-round fantasy draft pick, too. RG3 was a fantasy stud for exactly one season. To think that he will go to Cleveland and be much more than a low-end option is reckless. He's a low-end streamer.
Isaiah Crowell (RB) - 900 yards, 6 TDs, 15 catches, 150 yards.
Crowell might be the least sexy pick in a draft this season. With Jackson as the Offensive Coordinator in Cincinnati, Jeremy Hill and Giovani Bernard were both, at times, fantasy studs. Crowell isn't Hill, but he will be productive; and going as the 140 pick, there is no investment cost. Draft Crowell as a flier and you won't be disappointed.
Josh Gordon (WR) - 60 catches, 900 yards, 8 TDs.
Gordon has finished as the top receiver in fantasy. Granted, it was in 2013. Gordon will be suspended for the first four games of the season and is currently out of shape. There aren't many players in the 7th round with that kind of upside. The issue with Gordon is keeping his nose clean. He's had some problems doing that. If he does, and he can get in shape, he should provide good value. If you're a risk taker, Gordon's your guy.
Gary Barnidge (TE) - 60 catches, 750 yards, 6 TDs.
Barnidge was one of the best breakout players in 2015. He was great and so much fun to watch. If Josh McCown gets the job before the end of the season, he will be great again. Unfortunately, RG3 doesn't have a history throwing to his tight end. In the 7th round, Barnidge isn't a bad pick, but not one I trust.
Sleeper/Bust - Josh Gordon.
Pretty easy here, if he performs how I expect, he's a big sleeper. If he performs how Peter expects, he's a huge bust.
The Browns don't have many players being drafted high. A few of these guys are going to make you feel great about their value, though.