Tight Ends Get Major Love from QBs
David Njoku is going to be a major player in Cleveland’s scheme this year. Throughout the game, Njoku was the focal point of the offense with both Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield under center. Both signal-callers have a knack for going to their tight ends, and tonight was no different.
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Njoku and Mayfield shared a moment in the second quarter, as the 22-year old tight end nabbed Baker Mayfield’s first-ever NFL touchdown pass.
Njoku showed major speed during the game, and was a redzone focal point throughout Cleveland’s first preseason contest. He looked quicker, of course, more seasoned, and more ready for the NFL game. If Njoku can mimic his performance from tonight throughout the season, he could be a special player for Cleveland.
Third-year tight end and Harvard product Seth Devalve did not play this game, but he should be back at some point before the preseason closes out. His quad has been bothering him for quite a while now, but it doesn’t look too serious.
Njoku and Devalve could certainly be a great jumbo set in Cleveland this year, and Mayfield or Taylor will make great use of either option once both are on the field.