Browns wide receiver Andrew Hawkins doesn't stand tall, but he is definitely standing out during organized team activities. He has been receiving passes and rave reviews from players on offense and defense.
First-round rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert said he would rather guard Josh Gordon than Hawkins because "he's so little and quick. ... He's out there making plays every day."
Quarterback Brian Hoyer paid the 5-foot-7 wideout quite a compliment through a comparison.
"The one guy I like more and more every day I work with is Andrew Hawkins," Hoyer said. "The guy runs his routes so hard. It reminds me a lot of my time in New England with (Wes) Welker, where the guy runs every route to win. He's going full blast."
Injuries come with the territory of being as small as Hawkins is -- he missed half of the 2013 season due to a foot injury -- but he could be produce a sizeable profit this year for fantasy owners if he stays healthy.
Given Cleveland's uncertainties at wide receiver -- Gordon's upcoming suspension, Miles Austin 's hamstrings, Earl Bennett being Earl Bennett, and just about everyone else either currently injured or still working their way back from an injury -- Hawkins should be on Hoyer's radar often. He may end up being the Browns' second-most productive receiver behind tight end Jordan Cameron. That may not give him every-week WR3 value, but his speed and quickness ensure that he will have a least a few big Sundays.