Remember the old saying, “You can’t judge a Book by its cover?” This is exactly the case, when it comes to making a comparison, between David Nelson, the newly acquired Browns receiver and A.J. Green in Cincinnati.

The only thing, the two men have in common is size. Sure both men are tall, Nelson stand 6’5″ tall and weighs 217- lbs. Green stands, 6’4″ and weighs 211-lbs. The similarities stop there.  David Nelson, is a possession receiver.

He caught, 61 passes in Buffalo, during the 2011 season, and only had 658 yards, for an average of, 10.8 yards per catch. Don’t get me wrong, that is a good average, he is no A.J. green.

During the 2011 NFL season, Green caught 65 passes. he had 1,057 yards receiving that year and his average catch was, 16.3 yards. there is a huge difference between a guy like A.J. green and David Nelson.

If Nelson can play at the same level, he performed at in 2011 for the browns this season, he will be worth what ever the team gave him.  If he can average over 10 yards per catch, he will be a huge help to the Browns.

This could be the steel of the last decade, if Nelson is 100% healthy.  If this guy can help the Cleveland Browns, move down the field, and he can stay healthy  for the entire season, he could be worth his weight in gold, both to the team and the fans.

But remember, Nelson was primary a procession receiver. he isn’t the guy, who you  see bombs being thrown too. But who knows, if he is healthy whose to say they won’t turn him into a A.J. green type of player? Go Browns………


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Readers Comments (4)

  1. Leon II

    You are absolutely right LG, the only thing A.J. and Nelson have in common is size. A.J. a featured wide receiver while Nelson is a possession wide receiver. This isn’t to say his production can’t be high. We Browns fans over the last two years have learned just how dangerous a really good possession receiver can be in the right scheme and paired up with an elite featured receiver – aka Anquan Boldin formerly of the Ravens. If Nelson performs at or above his pre-injury ability he will add a missing dimension to the Browns passing attack. Here it to hoping his knee healed well enough to make the cuts and play in the middle of the field.

  2. mutt klingon

    some time it better .just way an see . what going in the pot.?

  3. tigersbrowns2

    hi LG … keep in mind , green is the featured WR in the bengals offense , while stevie johnson has been the featured WR in buffalo the last so many years.

    nelson will help the browns … i’d rather see the browns sign nelson than drop a boat-load of money on wallace or jennings … smart signing.

  4. ABrown

    The Browns tend to get what they pay for but always think they got more, until the season begins.


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