Dane Brugler had Ratley as his 63rd ranked receiver. Here is what Lance Zierlein of NFL.com said about him:
Ratley’s combination of size, athleticism, and pure speed makes him an intriguing prospect despite the fact that he managed just 47 catches over his three seasons at Texas A&M. While he has bonafide field-stretching speed, he also has the athletic ability and foot quickness to handle underneath routes as well. Ratley is raw and will need to improve his press release and routes, but his explosiveness gives him a shot at making a roster or practice squad as a late rounder or undrafted free agent.
How He Fits the Browns
I think we can say goodbye to WR Ricardo Louis, as well as several of the other receivers on the back end of the Browns’ depth chart. Ratley won’t make a splash to begin this season, but he’s a product of the new regime, so we’re out with the old and in with the new, especially with two straight picks at the receiver position.
What do you think, Browns fans?
How do you grade the Cleveland Browns’ selection of WR Damion Ratley at No. 175 overall?
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