Greg Little to Cleveland Browns: 2011 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Thomas EmerickSenior WriterApril 29, 2011

Greg Little adds a dynamic element to the Cleveland Browns' passing attack at pick No. 59. The wide receiver's stock benefited greatly from running a 4.51 40-yard dash at 6-3, 231 lbs.

Little also joined Robert Quinn and Marvin Austin on suspension during his final year at North Carolina — Little's for an un-kosher relationship with an agent. It would be hyperbole to consider him a Terrell Owens-type receiver but he somewhat fits the mold physically. Just check out his stiff arm in the video. He made moves like that en route to 62 catches for 724 yards and five touchdowns in 2009.

The USA Today NFL Draft Preview special edition views his backfield experience as a major open-field threat.

He has good body control and can make spectacular plays by reaching out and grabbing balls that might be out of his normal reach. Experienced as a running back, which leads to extra yardage after a catch. He needs work running correct routes.

After trading out of the famous Julio Jones pick, the Browns grab the second-round equivalent. Colt McCoy is probably tired of only throwing to no-name tight ends and dumping off to Peyton Hillis. Little will need to shake off some rust but, judging from the appeal ruling in St. Louis, there will be rust all around. Pat Shurmur adds his first shiny offensive weapon as Browns head coach as does new team president Mike Holmgren — who has a notoriously receiver-happy past when it comes to draft time.