When supremely talented wide receivers are moved to the slot with more frequency, we’re excited about their usage becoming slightly less predictable. When a guy like Greg Little moves to the slot, we’re happy to see a moderately talented pass catcher play a more natural position.
Little isn’t Stevie Johnson, and he certainly isn’t Larry Fitzgerald, but talk of the Browns’ third-year wide receiver playing more from the slot in 2013 shouldn’t be discounted when calibrating his value for next season.
Browns beat writer Tony Grossi, a reporter who has time and again demonstrated that he’s plugged into the team’s decision making, suggested this week that Little could be moved to the slot position if the Browns sign a veteran receiver to play the outside, opposite No. 1 option, Josh Gordon. This, of course, hinges on the front office’s ability to lure a decent outside receiver into an offense headed by some mix of Brandon Weeden, Colt McCoy, and Thaddeus Young.
With a trio like that, who ...