Skyy Moore, Western Michigan
First, we will highlight arguably the best slot receiver in the 2022 NFL Draft. Skyy Moore was incredibly productive last season at Western Michigan with fellow 2022 NFL Draft prospect, Kaleb Eleby, tossing him the rock.
On film, Moore seems to be able to do it all. He has an incredible release off the line of scrimmage and is often open in an instant after the snap, something that is very valuable in an NFL slot receiver. Moore is also not afraid to make plays over the middle of the field and has the speed and athleticism to take it the distance.
Skyy Moore can play inside or outside at the next level, but would fit in perfectly in the slot for the Cleveland Browns. If the team is unable to bring back Jarvis Landry, Moore would be an ideal on-field replacement from the 2022 NFL Draft.
George Pickens, Georgia
A very different receiver, George Pickens has the physical tools to be a truly dominant, number-one receiver in the NFL. At 6-foot-3 and 200 lbs, the five-star recruit came into Athens and immediately became one of the most effective receivers in the SEC for the Georgia Bulldogs. While injuries slowed him down and have hurt his 2022 NFL Draft stock, Pickens has the makings to be the steal of the draft for the Cleveland Browns.
Pickens blend of size and athleticism are very hard to come by in the NFL. Factor in his outstanding hands and you get a player that any offensive coach would love the chance to work with. Those are the things that you just can’t teach, and Pickens has all the potential in the world.
The injury history is a legitimate concern for Pickens, as he played just eight games as a sophomore and four as a junior prior to entering the 2022 NFL Draft, but on the field he is as good as anyone. Put Pickens in the same wide receiver room as Amari Cooper and maybe even Jarvis Landry and I am confident that he can become one of the most impressive wideouts in the league.
Christian Watson, North Dakota State
A very raw prospect, Christian Watson has similar size and athleticism to Pickens. The 6-foot-4, 208 lb receiver ran an eye-popping 4.36 40-yard dash at the 2022 NFL Draft Combine. That speed certainly shows up on tape.
Where Pickens is more of an outside, jump ball, red-zone type of target, Watson is an incredible down-field threat that really takes the top off of the defense. Donovan Peoples-Jones played a similar role for the Cleveland Browns a year ago, and 2021 pick, Anthony Schwartz, is one of the fastest players in the league, but head coach Kevin Stefanski would certainly be able to find a role for Watson.
Watson played with Trey Lance at North Dakota State and would now have another dynamic, big-arm quarterback to hit him down the field. Like Pickens, if you get him in a room with Cooper and possibly Landry, the sky would be the ceiling for the Watson-to-Watson connection for the Cleveland Browns.