Most experts agreed with the Browns' picks, but some fans and pundits expressed frustration with Farmer's failure to select a wide receiver.
Despite the criticism, plenty of talented wideouts remain available to the Browns at #43 in the second round. Here are the top options for the Browns at wide receiver:
Jaelen Strong, 6'3, 212 pounds, Arizona State
A big, strong wideout with great hands, this ASU product possesses stunning speed. Strong recorded a 40-yard dash time of 4.44 at the Combine. As noted by Jason Galvin from House of Sparky (SB Nation's ASU blog), Strong compares well to Anquan Boldin, a 12-year pro with over 12,000 career receiving yards. Strong reportedly visited Berea recently.
Devin Smith, 6'0, 190 pounds, Ohio State
Not the biggest wide receiver prospect, Smith won't wow opposing cornerbacks with his size. However, he will surprise them with his electrifying speed and quickness. A go-to deep threat at OSU, Smith could give the Browns a chance to open up the playbook. As Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch recently wrote: "[Smith is] a guy who can run, that is willing to learn, who does whatever he can to help the team win, no matter if it's on offense or special teams." Judging from a media interview yesterday, though, Smith's mom doesn't want him playing for the Browns.
Dorial Green-Beckham, 6'6, 225 pounds, Oklahoma
Undoubtedly one of the most talented wideouts in the draft, Green-Beckham has the size and speed to succeed in the NFL. Green-Beckham has special ability that separates him from many other wideouts in the draft. The critical question is: can he avoid off-the-field problems? Following two stellar seasons, Green-Beckham was booted from Missouri in 2014 after two marijuana-related arrests and an assault investigation. Compared to Josh Gordon by some, Green-Beckham has the talent, but does he have the maturity to succeed at the highest level?
Devin Funchess, 6'5, 230 pounds, Michigan
A tight end at Michigan, Funchess projects as more of a wide receiver in the NFL. Funchess would pose a disadvantage for smaller defensive backs, but lacks vertical speed to break away from speedy defenders. The Michigan product also needs to improve his pass catching skills, making him a project for his new team. The Browns do have a history of drafting big targets out of Michigan, as the team selected Braylon Edwards in 2005.
Chris Conley, 6'1, 213 pounds, Georgia
A lesser-known speedster, Conley enjoyed a successful career at Georgia. Conley is not exactly a household name like the others listed above, but Conley's stock seems to be rising. Following the conclusion of the first round, NFL.com's Gil Brandt pegged Conley as the third-best remaining wideout. Farmer visited Conley on Monday, which is intriguing. Even more interesting is the fact that Conley wrote and produced a 26-minute Star Wars fan film.
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