Browns: Top 5 tight end targets in the 2018 NFL Draft

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 02: Mark Andrews /
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2. Mark Andrews, Oklahoma

Up until recently, many fans and analysts viewed Oklahoma’s Mark Andrews as the most complete tight end in this class. He has the stereotypical size and skill set, and a decent ceiling to him as well. He has the stats to back up his second-place ranking.

Andrews had a great career at Oklahoma, collecting 112 passes for 1,765 yards and 22 touchdowns, incredibly impressive as a tight end. However, his breakout year came in 2017 as he became one of the best tight ends in the country, winning the Mackey award for Oklahoma.

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During 2017, Andrews was one of Baker Mayfield’s favorite targets while with the Oklahoma Sooners. With 62 receptions for 958 yards and eight touchdowns, Mayfield was constantly looking for Andrews, especially down the seam.

At 6-foot-5 and just about 250 pounds, Andrews has tremendous size for the position. He is explosive and quick in his route-running, especially for a Big XII conference receiver. He tore up defenses throughout his entire career, and has well-rounded skills to make it to the NFL.

USA Today’s DraftWire’s draft profile on Andrews highlight some of his strengths:

"“A big target with impressive athleticism for his size, Andrews has been a consistent big-play threat throughout his career, averaging over 15 yards per catch in each of his three seasons. It won’t be surprising if he’s the first tight end off the board come April.” — Luke Easterling, Draft Wire"

For the Browns, Andrews is a no-brainer should they choose to draft his college quarterback in Baker Mayfield. He is a reliable target that can rack up numbers like perhaps no other tight end in the class.