The Cleveland Browns need weapons at wide receiver, and last year they failed to draft one. Many had them picking Sammy Watkins with their fourth pick but they decided to trade it to Buffalo to land the Bills eighth pick and selected Justin Gilbert. Even though they have two first round picks again this year, the Browns need to land more than one solid wide out.
Brian Hartline was released yesterday by the Dolphins and the former Ohio State University wide out can come in and really help out the Browns. The Browns had great production from Andrew Hawkins, but Hartline can be a very solid number two and allow Hawkins to play the slot (where he is best suited).
Hartline started every game last season, but his productivity fell in the Dolphins new system, and he had only 39 catches for 474 yards and two scores. He has spent his entire six-year career with Miami and was a 1,000-yard receiver in 2012 and 2013.
Hartline might be willing to take a pay cut to go back to his hometown. Hartline is from Canton, Ohio where the NFL Hall of Fame is located. He is a very solid wide out and was only released because of the emergence of Jarvis Landry in Miami. Hartline would be a solid number 2 option and the Browns could still draft a solid wide out in round 1 to solidify their wide receiving corps.
What do you think Browns fans? Would you like this signing?