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Hue Jackson says the Browns must address their wide receiver needs

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The Cleveland Browns are done with the Johnny Manziel experiment and now looking to enter a new era under a new head coach in Hue Jackson.

Despite their new era beginning, the Browns have still not had the best off- season given the large amount of talent who have walked out of Cleveland.

Urgent needs

The Browns have their new quarterback in the 2012 second pick overall Robert Griffin III, but now they have another area that is in urgent need of some strengthening.


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The Browns have lost a lot of talent at the wide receiver position after seeing their highest paid wideout and their most effective receiver leave.

Dwayne Bowe and Travis Benjamin have both left Cleveland - under different circumstances and now the team finds themselves short.

Of course they still have star tight end Gary Barnidge, but even their new head coach has recognised their dire situation at wide receiver.

"It's an area we need to address, obviously," - Jackson on Cleveland's wide receiver depth

There is hope for Cleveland though with some big names still available on the free agency market, although those big names do lack some big qualities.

From the Green Bay Packers top receiver in 2015 James Jones to the former San Francisco 49ers star Anquan Boldin, there are options if Cleveland had to use them.

But the Browns do have another option, the second pick in the draft.

Number 2 overall?

With Cleveland holding the second pick overall this year, a lot of the speculation sees them draft a quarterback - despite their signing of RGIII.

But could Jackson's admission of a need to address their receiver issues be a hint towards where the Browns are looking in the draft?

If the Browns elect not to take a quarterback with the second pick, the likes of Paxton Lynch and Carson Wentz will all have their futures in question.

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