One thing you notice immediately when looking at new Browns receiver Chansi Stuckey is that he's not Braylon Edwards.
Edwards, who was traded to the New York Jets Wednesday for Stuckey, linebacker Jason Trusnik and two 2010 draft choices, is 6-3 and 215 pounds. Stuckey is listed at 6-0, 195 pounds, but more realistic numbers are 5-9 and 175 pounds.
The only numbers that concern Browns coach Eric Mangini are the statistics next to their names. With 10 receptions for 139 yards and no touchdowns through four games, Edwards wasn't holding his end of the bargain.
Before anyone thinks Stuckey's arrival is going to change the fortunes of the offense, they better look at the big picture. The quarterback position remains unsettled and probably will through the end of the season. Stuckey was a No. 2 receiver with the Jets and had 11 receptions for 120 yards and one touchdown.
The rest of the receiving corps includes rookies Mohamed Massaquoi and Brian Robiskie, Mike Furrey and Joshua Cribbs. Massaquoi had a big day last Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals with eight receptions for 148 yards, but there hasn't been much consistent production from any of the others.
Stuckey's indoctrination into the offense shouldn't take too long. He has familiarity with the offense from his time working with Mangini and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll with the Jets.
"They're going to put me in slow and see how I do when they put me out there," Stuckey said. "They're making the decision of what happens on Sunday. I'll get into my book and know the plays so I can go out there and help."
The trade actually puts more pressure on the shoulders of Massaquoi and Robiskie. Both were second-round draft choices. Mangini needs contributions from both, not only for this season but to feel comfortable with both in coming seasons.
Massaquoi could go from unproven rookie a couple of weeks ago to No. 1 receiver. That might be asking too much at this early stage of his development.
"The approach doesn't change (without Edwards)," Massaquoi said. "You continue to work hard and continue to study the game and continue to try to mature week in and week out."
The next step for Massaquoi is dealing with the success - albeit one game - he's had. With Edwards gone and no true No. 1 receiver on the roster, Massaquoi will receive more attention from opposing defenses.
It's no secret that Massaquoi benefitted last Sunday from the attention the Bengals' secondary paid to Edwards by rolling coverage to his side of the field. Massaquoi was left to deal with a single defender, and he took advantage of the situation.
"We'll see how they (the Bills) approach it and how they evaluate what they want to stop," coach Eric Mangini said. "I'd love to find out what they're going to do."
Robiskie is another matter. He hasn't been active in two games and has yet to catch a pass.
Mangini said the reason Robiskie hasn't been active more is because he isn't ready to play on special teams. That excuse can no longer be used. As a high pick in the second round, Robiskie needs to start producing on offense.
Cribbs, who was demoted from a starting role, might return to a more active role on offense. Furrey, who has 13 receptions for 107 yards, also could benefit from the trade.
Although Cribbs was replaced in the starting lineup with Massaquoi, Mangini believes that Cribbs can be a productive receiver.
"To me it's not an experiment, and I never classified it as that," Mangini said. "He's a developing receiver, and he's done a good job."
Although Edwards didn't leave big shoes to fill, someone needs to step up.