"The one guy I like more and more every day I work with is Andrew Hawkins," Browns QB Brian Hoyer said. "The guy runs his routes so hard. It reminds me a lot of my time in New England with (Wes) Welker, where the guy runs every route to win. He's going full blast. You see him out there and you can tell when he walks back to the huddle, he gave his all on every play. He's just a competitor, and I think the more guys you get like that, the better your team becomes."
He is convinced that he'll be featured much more in the version of the West Coast offense implemented by new Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan than the system used by former Bengals offensive coordinator and new Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden.
Hawkins posted a solid 0.17 FP/snap for the Bengals, but he only played 20% of his team’s snaps in 2013. Now he joins a Browns team that will likely be without Josh Gordon, who is reportedly facing an 8-16 game suspension. Without Gordon in the lineup, Hawkins’ main competition for receiver targets may be Miles Austin and Nate Burleson. He could make a living in the slot and become a fantasy factor, especially in PPR formats.