Predicting Cleveland Browns 53-man roster after the offseason program
Tight ends (4)
David Njoku, Demetrius Harris, Seth DeValve, Orson Charles
The Cleveland Browns have primarily the same tight ends room as 2018, as the only change is swapping Darren Fells with Demetrius Harris as the No. 2 tight end. And with how often Kitchens used multiple tight end sets last season, it will be important for Cleveland’s tight ends to be ready for the season.
Despite not living up to the expectations of some last season, David Njoku ranked in the top-ten in the league among tight ends in most stats. He is a red zone threat because of his athleticism and seemed to do a much better of not dropping passes during the second half of the season. Njoku may show even more improvement in 2019 with the Browns adopting Todd Monken’s Air Raid concepts.
Harris can also make plays in the receiving game for the Browns, but was unable to show that ability with the Kansas City Chiefs behind Travis Kelce. But with the Browns moving on from Fells, they are going to need Harris to prove to be a reliable blocker as the No. 2 tight end.
Orson Charles was used often last season as an H-back, playing as the third tight end while also being used as the team’s fullback. Because of his versatility and being a reliable run blocker, Charles has a good chance at making the final roster.
DeValve will be the biggest question mark during training camp and he is certainly on the roster bubble. Because DeValve was drafted by a previous regime, he will need to prove to John Dorsey he can be a difference maker for the offense. But at times last season, the Browns carried four tight ends on the active roster, so DeValve may be saved because of that. However, there is also a good chance the Browns may carry an extra defender instead of keeping a fourth tight end.