Andrew Hawkins, WR, Browns
|WR - #48||CLE||Active||5 years||28||5'7||180||@YoungBabyHawk|
2014 Outlook: Super Sleeper (high risk/potential)Last updated on Jul-26-2014 by Rob Warner
Hawkins signed a four-year, $13.6 million contract this offseason after spending his first three seasons with the Bengals. In that time, the Toledo product totaled just 995 receiving yards (86 catches) and four touchdowns over 35 games. He is an undersized (5-foot-7, 180 lbs.) 28-year-old wideout, but could surprise with limited talent ahead of him on the depth chart. Hawkins' injury history is concerning as he has missed 13 games over his brief career. He has been starring in OTAs and that just might translate to success on Sunday. His ADP (177.10) limits him to being a late-round flier.
The Cleveland Browns, who have been looking for stability and consistent production from the quarterback position since pretty much the start of the Reagan Administration, have signed their latest hope under center: Josh McCown. The two sides agreed to terms on a three-year contract Friday. There's no word yet on how much McCown will be getting paid.
McCown, who will turn 36 years old in July, resurrected his NFL career with a superb one-year stint as the injury replacement for Chicago's Jay Cutler in 2013. He parlayed that success into a two-year, $10 million contract with the Buccaneers. But that partnership lasted only one disastrous season in which the Bucs ended up with the worst record in the NFL and McCown threw just 11 touchdowns and committed 18 turnovers in 11 games. He also completed just 56.3 percent of his passes. Tampa Bay released McCown earlier this month.
Now, with Brian Hoyer all but gone, McCown will compete with Johnny Manziel for the starting gig in Cleveland. Hold onto your butts for that one. Even if McCown was a quality pro, this would still be a bad landing spot for him because of all the unknowns currently existing inside the Browns' receiving corps. Don't forget that McCown's subpar numbers in Tampa Bay came with Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson out wide. What's he got in Cleveland? Under contract, Andrew Hawkins and Taylor Gabriel.
But McCown just isn't a quality pro. He's an NFL backup who took to Marc Trestman's system with the Bears, and other teams became somehow convinced that he could play like that for them. He brings the Browns no closer to finding their QB of the future, and his best work will probably come off the field as a mentor to Manziel.
Fantasy value? Don't be silly.
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
|12.02||FFToolbox - Scott - My swing for the fences, "Are you a Wes Welker hiding in there?" pick. Hawkins is the most exciting WR of the Browns bunch right now, in a group that includes both Miles Austin and FFT Friend Nate Burleson. With Josh Gordon likely gone for the season, other than Cameron, the cupboard is bare. I could see Hawkins getting a nice amount of work.|
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|13.09||#5 World Ranked - Hawkins has looked great in OTA's and someone has to catch the ball in Cleveland. He's a good fit for the offense and can be a useful flex player.|
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