For the second year in a row, it was looking like Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer was going to go the entire NFL Draft without selecting a wide receiver.
Seen as a glaring area of need, wideout is often called out by Farmer as a position not nearly as important as everyone makes it out to be. This was hammered home last year when, despite knowing star Josh Gordon could be suspended for the entire season, Farmer chose not to draft a single receiver.
However, Farmer finally buckled during the final day of this spring’s draft, selecting former Washington State wideout Vince Mayle. Though not nearly as prolific as Amari Cooper or Nelson Agholor, Mayle did bring his fair share of potential.
The problem, it seemed, was Mayle’s significant problem with the “dropsies.” Mayle dropped 13 passes last season at Washington State, and his thumb surgery this summer certainly had people fearing this issue would only get worse.