Browns’ Demetric Felton makes exquisite shot at Baker Mayfield
Demetric Felton had some praise for new Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson but threw former teammate Baker Mayfield under the bus in the process.
Felton was specifically asked about the difference catching the ball from Watson versus Mayfield, and the sophomore RB/WR hybrid had an interesting answer.
“It seems like Deshaun, he sees things really early. When you’re about to take a break, sometimes the ball will be right there. And it also goes there with a touch,” Felton said while appearing on The Afternoon Drive on 92.3 The Fan. “He’s really good at spotting things, seeing gaps in defense and he can bring it to us in a really precise way. That’s what I really like about Deshaun. “
To be fair, Felton wasn’t exactly the top target of his lone year with Mayfield. He ended his rookie season with 18 catches from 181 metres. However, Mayfield’s decision-making and accuracy were heavily criticized last season as he battled multiple injuries, including a tear that required him to wear a brace.
Mayfield completed 60.5% of his passes for 3,010 yards, 17 touchdowns versus 13 interceptions as the Browns stumbled to finish 8-9. He’s currently competing for gigs starting with the Panthers.
Demetric Felton is ready to prove the doubters wrong
There has been some talk about the Browns’ wide-recognition corps being overwhelmed and unproven heading into the season, which has been amplified by a number of injuries during training camp. Felton admitted he did hear some noise but it wasn’t something that was pursuing him or his teammates.
“It’s not something we can pay too much attention to. We always come here to try to be better. Overall, we feel that we have everything it takes to be successful,” Felton said. “I just said ‘sit back and watch us work’. That’s all I have to say about it. I will just work as hard as I can and this year we will do our best. “
Felton was a sixth-round pick but his versatility earned him a spot on the Browns’ roster. Head coach Kevin Stefanski – who also calls the plays offensive – appreciated having Felton around to perform reps in both receiver and rerun.
“You’ve heard me talk about Demetric. He is a very versatile football player. First of all, he is a footballer,” Stefanski said on July 29. “There is now an opportunity for him to get some recipient representation. We can bring him back to that fleeing room at any time. Really, he’s smart enough to be able to do both in a given training session so when you have injuries in both positions he’s a bonus player who can get into both rooms, if you want. . “
Browns WR Amari Cooper Make an Impact
The Browns have reshaped their wide studio for the season, with the big addition of Amari Cooper, who arrived via trade from the Cowboys. He will hold the top spot of the depth chart for the Browns and is setting the bar for his teammates.
“He was very professional in the way he operated,” Felton said of Cooper. “I was always studying him, watching how he did things.”
Cooper is a four-time professional pitcher with four 1,000-yard seasons. He is currently recovering from a minor ankle injury but is expected to return to the training ground soon.
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