According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Cleveland Browns showed some interest in a pair of lower-round wide receivers last week. They held a private workout with WR Jamari Staples of Louisville, and showed some interest in WR Kaleb Moore of Baylor.
Baylor wide receiver Kaleb Moore drawing interest from Texans, Browns, Cowboys following impressive Pro Day: https://t.co/nbkQ7NZwzd— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) April 18, 2017
Staples is projected to be a 7th round pick and is the 40th-ranked wide receiver in this year’s class by Dane Brugler of CBS Sports. Here is what Brugler had to say about Staples:
A two-year starter at Louisville, Staples was one of the main weapons for the Louisville passing offense the past two seasons, leading the team in yards per reception both years. He is a prototypical long-strider – it doesn’t look like he is going very fast, but he can stack and pull away from cornerbacks vertically. Staples boasts an impressive catch radius and is not a fun downfield target to guard with his ability to play above the rim, but he needs to improve his focus to eliminate the dropped passes. He also lacks nuance as a route-runner and will have a tough time seeing the field unless he improves his footwork. Overall, Staples is unpolished in several areas, but receivers with his size, speed and potential are exactly what teams are searching for on day three of the NFL Draft.
Moore isn’t even mentioned in Brugler’s draft guide or rankings and figures to go undrafted.