Looking ahead to the 2019 season, we take an in-depth look at the different position groups for the Cleveland Browns. Here is a glance at the tight ends.
We continue our Cleveland Browns depth chart examination by looking at one of the more difficult positions to master in the NFL, tight end. In college, some of these players can get by with their pure athleticism as they’re able to dominate the less athletic linebackers trying to cover them. Really, they serve as just oversized wide receivers and some are never asked to play in line and develop as a blocker.
The opposite can occur as some tight ends thrive with blocking but simply don’t have the skill required to go and run the pass patterns. Perhaps they’re former linemen who aren’t big enough to do that job full time, so they’re trying to adapt to a new role. Whatever the case is, in the NFL, they’re asked to do both jobs and to do them very well.
These players have to be able to serve as an extra blocker who can clear the path in the run game while also staying in on the occasional passing play to help the offensive tackle keep the defensive end at bay. They also need to be able to punish opposing defenses in the passing game when asked to go out as a receiver.
For the Browns, they’ve been working hard to try and find the right players at this position. Here we look at how they have done with the group and who makes up their depth chart at this point in the 2019 offseason.