Brian Hoyer hooked up with Andrew Hawkins for a 15-yard pass during the second drive. It was his only catch of the night despite being targeted three times, tied for second-most among the first-team wide receivers.
"Yeah, no doubt," he said. "I look at the guys that we have and I've talked about the guys I throw with but you throw in
Hoyer's top targets sans Gordon will be tight end
Hawkins has shown great footwork and quickness while developing noticeable chemistry with quarterback Brian Hoyer, the report said.
The Browns have no plans to alter their draft board and select a receiver. So far in the draft, the team has selected cornerback Justin Gilbert, quarterback Johnny Manziel, guard Joel Bitonio, linebacker Christian Kirksey and running back Terrance West through the first three rounds.
They have two more picks Saturday barring a trade in Round 4 and Round 7, but general manager Ray Famrer isn't worried.
"We play games in September," Farmer said. "Right now there's still plenty of opportunities for us to acquire players and to make things happen."
If Gordon is out, the Browns would have
"Whether it’s trades, drafting someone the [third] day, players that get cut or we acquire somebody from the street," Farmer said "there's always opportunities to acquire players."
One of the reasons
Another impressive factor is the Browns O-line, which has two studs in left tackle
Of all the places he could have gone in the draft, Cleveland's the best fit. Not only should he inject life into the franchise but he should end up starting in Week 1 against the Steelers. Expect Manziel to get taken late in every single seasonal draft as a combo backup Fantasy QB/sleeper who could get some serious trade value. He'll get picked in the middle rounds in dynasty/keeper leagues and should be considered a Top 5 choice in rookie-only drafts.
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