The Browns bolstered their young wide receiving corps in a big way by trading for one of the NFL's most productive players of the past four years. [
Cleveland acquired Jarvis Landry, whose 112 receptions led the NFL in 2017, in a trade with the Miami Dolphins. In exchange for Landry, whom the Dolphins initially placed their franchise tag upon, the Browns sent a 2018 fourth-round pick (No. 123) and a 2019 seventh-rounder.
"The numbers speak for themselves," general manager John Dorsey said. "One-hundred plus catches two years, three-time Pro Bowler. Loves the game of football, ultra competitor. You're lucky to get a guy like that on your team. He is a professional. he's got deep passion for the game. I think that will carry over here moving forward."
The Browns sent their original fourth-round pick (No. 101) to the Packers in a trade for defensive back Demarious Randall. The fourth-round pick sent to the Dolphins was acquired from the Panthers in a 2016 trade for punter Andy Lee and the 2019 seventh-rounder was acquired from the Steelers in a September 2017 trade for wide receiver Sammie Coates.
A 2013 second-round pick out of LSU, Landry, 25, topped 80 catches in each of his first four seasons, racking up the second-most receptions (400) in the NFL during that stretch. No player in NFL history caught more passes in his first four seasons than Landry, who beat Anquan Boldin's previous record by 58. He broke the Dolphins' franchise record this past season with 112 catches, a career-high that led the NFL, and his totals in 2015 (110) and 2016 (94) rank second and third on Miami's all-time list.
"Jarvis Landry is obviously one the most productive wide receivers in the National Football League. It's really exciting that we had the opportunity to put him on our team," head coach Hue Jackson said. "He's going to bring a fire and competitive energy to our team that will make us better. He's a playmaker and a difference maker that we expect to make our offense go."
Landry cleared 1,000 yards in 2015 and 2016, his first two of three Pro Bowl seasons. He posted a career-best 1,157 yards in 2015 and has his best yards-per-catch average (12.1) in 2016.
In 2017, Landry was the only player to catch at least five passes in all 16 games and became just the fourth player in NFL history to do so. His nine touchdowns were a career high, led the Dolphins and was good for a tie for third among the league's wide receivers. Twenty-eight of his 112 catches came on third down and he produced 60 first downs.
Landry joins a Browns receiving corps that dealt with injuries, a key suspension and youth on its way to ranking 29th in the NFL in receptions (134) and receiving yards (1,801).