5 Former Cleveland Browns who would thrive on 2019 roster
Entering the 2019 campaign, the Browns seem pretty strong at tight end as they have David Njoku and Demetrius Harris. While both can play, only Njoku seems like a real threat as a receiver. In his two seasons with Cleveland, the former first-round pick has 88 receptions for 1,025 yards and eight touchdowns. He’s also only 23-years of age so there’s still plenty of time for him to grow.
As for Harris, he’s never had more than 18 catches in a season and scored a career-high three touchdowns with the Chiefs last season. He fits what this team wants now as he can come in and provide solid blocking, but it’s not as if anyone would be opposed to putting a Hall of Fame player such as Ozzie Newsome out there ahead of him and Njoku.
Easily the best tight end to ever put on a Browns’ uniform, Newsome caught 662 passes for 7,980 receiving yards and 47 touchdowns during his career. That put him in first place in team history for both receptions and yardage with a cushion of 276 receptions and 1,492 yards over the No. 2 spot.
Originally a receiver in college, Newsome converted to tight end and was sensational in that role. He twice topped the 1,000-yard mark and would become a quick favorite for Baker Mayfield as linebackers and safeties simply couldn’t handle him.