Tight End (4):
David Njoku, Demetrius Harris, Seth DeValve, Orson Charles
At tight end, the Browns will feature David Njoku, who enters his third season as a pro. A former first-round pick, Njoku has been a weapon for the team as a receiver. In his second year, he had 56 receptions for 639 yards and four touchdowns. As good as he’s been in this area, he was challenged this offseason by John Dorsey to improve as a blocker. This is an area Njoku has struggled and perhaps the little nudge for the boss will be enough to get him motivated.
Their second tight end is Demetrius Harris, who spent the past five seasons with the Chiefs. He’s been the opposite of Njoku in that he’s been a solid blocker but needs work as a receiver. According to Pro Football Focus (subscription required), Harris graded nearly 20 points higher in both run and pass blocking than he did as a receiver. He should continue to serve primarily as a blocker, but he did score three touchdowns last season which shows he can be a factor in that facet as well.
The third option is Seth DeValve, who had less than 100 snaps on offense last season. He received just seven targets on the season which was a stark contrast to the 33 receptions for 395 yards he had in 2017.
Orson Charles is listed as a tight end, but he served as more of a fullback for the Browns last year. He should have a similar role in 2019.
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