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Today’s college football slate features a ton of key match-ups, but apparently the Cleveland Browns view he Ohio State Buckeyes and Purdue contest worth an in person look. I think it is obvious why the Browns are in attendance as this contest features not one, not two, but three first round quality receivers and two amazing edge rushers.
Is it time to get the pens out and slate a wide receiver to Cleveland? Not just yet, but it seems pretty clear that the Browns biggest need and want is a wide receiver to elevate this unit. The following are the three receivers Cleveland is likely watching.
Garrett Wilson, Ohio State
Garrett Wilson missed last week’s contest against the Nebraska Cornhuskers due to concussion symptoms, but he is slated to be back and ready to go against the Boilermakers. Wilson has an elite profile with the ability to stand out in the slot or on the outside.
Garrett Wilson lives his life like those dreams you have where you jump and just float pic.twitter.com/PLtJLggfN8
— Colton Denning (@Dubsco) October 9, 2021
Chris Olave, Ohio State
Garrett Wilson may have the higher ceiling, but Chris Olave is ready to start in the NFL right now. He has the deep speed to be a vertical threat and the route-running ability to break any type of coverage. Olave is always described as smooth and it is hard to debate that.
Can’t wait to see Chris Olave in orange and brown 🤩 pic.twitter.com/xCQbVKRWLl
— 𝘾𝙡𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙎𝙕𝙉🌟(5-4) (@GoatedBaker) November 13, 2021
David Bell, Purdue
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David Bell is extremely underrated, but he is firmly in the first-round conversation. Unlike Olave and Wilson, Bell is the only focus of opposing defenses and also unlike the two Buckeye receivers, Bell has dominated the Big Ten despite having wildly inconsistent quarterback play.
David Bell vs. Top-5 teams this season:
💣 22 Catches
💣 457 Yards
💣 2 TDs
Purdue has won both games 👀 pic.twitter.com/8mwsY6xGdB
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 12, 2021
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This game also features two extremely talented edge rushers in George Karlaftis from Purdue and Zach Harrison from Ohio State. Harrison has had an up and down season, but there is no denying his physical ability and when he is on he is on. Karlaftis has a lower ceiling, but is much more consistent.