In an interview with the Cleveland Plain Dealer, new Browns WR Shane Wynn, who was claimed off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons, told Mary Kay Cabot that "he's spent the entire offseason studying film of Browns offensive skill players." He'll join fellow "short" receivers in Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel, joking that they can become the "three mini-amigos." He also said that although he's never met Hawkins or Gabriel, he feels like he knows them quite well, all because of Kyle Shanahan having been the offensive coordinator of the Falcons.
"Shanahan is the offensive coordinator at Atlanta,'' Wynn told the Plain Dealer. "We just watched the film on the Browns. I've seen Hawkins and Gabriel and those two are remarkable players. I'm really stuck on Hawkins right now to be honest. He's pretty fast.''
The Browns have a new offensive coordinator this year in John DeFilippo, but it's believed that there will be similarities to what the club ran in 2014. Although he hasn't met his receiving peers, Wynn said that he's excited to become teammates with SS Donte Whitner, who he's become good friends with due to their affiliation to Glenville High School. Wynn said that he's also friends with CB Joe Haden, who watched him play in high school.
I do still find it interesting that Wynn appeared to have the opportunity to sign with the Browns after the draft, but chose the Falcons instead. I'm sure being cut for your first time is a humbling experience, and the "unreal feeling" is that his hometown club is the one that swooped in to give him another crack at the NFL.