Cleveland Browns select TE Seth DeValve
The Cleveland Browns used their fourth-round compensatory pick on a Princeton tight end Seth DeValve at No. 138.
Although he played through two injuries in 2015, the former Tiger posted 33 receptions, 337 yards and a touchdown last season.
A variety of injuries have held DeValve back throughout his career, although he left his mark in Princeton football history finishing No. 10 all-time in receptions with 122 and No. 13 in receiving yards with 1,336 yards.
Measuring at 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds, the former Princeton tight end may transition into a wide receiver at the NFL level.
DeValve is a reliable catcher and can absorb contact without losing the ball, according to NFL Insider:
"Devalve is a consistent hand catcher with terrific size/speed numbers. Extends his hands to make receptions away from his frame, displays solid eye/hand coordination and gets up high to win out for contested passes. takes a big hit but holds onto the throw."
NFL analyst Adam Schefter also pointed out the Ivy league school connection between both DeValve and Browns front office.
Hue Jackson looks to incorporate a two-tight end system more this upcoming season, and they certainly got their guy to fill that role as well as getting a backup for tight end Gary Barnidge. The Cleveland Browns announced that tight end Jim Dray was released on February 18, so they were in the market for a replacement.
DeValve joins Joe Schobert, Ricardo Louis and Derrick Kindred as the Browns day three draft picks by Sashi Brown, Paul DePodesta and Hue Jackson as they look to impress in their first crack at the draft in the new regime.
The Browns still have several picks including No. 154, No. 168, No. 172 and No. 173 all in the fifth round.