2. Seth DeValve, Tight End
A former fourth-round pick out of Princeton, Seth DeValve got his career off to a good start. As a second-year player, the athletic DeValve hauled in 33 receptions for 395 yards and a touchdown. However, he wasn’t nearly as effective in 2018 due to being passed on the depth chart by Darren Fells.
While Fells has since been released, things won’t be any easier on the fourth-year player in 2019. Nick Shook of the team’s official website recently looked at the position and says they’re “loaded.” In fact, he believes the committee could make the position the most relevant it has been since the days of Ozzie Newsome.
"“Simply, the Browns haven’t seen a true successor to the throne the Wizard of Oz vacated when he retired after the 1990 season. That could soon change, perhaps more by a collective effort than by one individual. This Browns tight ends group is loaded.” — Shook, ClevelandBrowns.com"
That’s high praise for the talent on the tight end corps, which is headlined by David Njoku. While the third-year player will surely be the starter, Demetrius Harris is a player that general manager John Dorsey really likes. Those two are safe on the roster and will get the majority of the snaps.
This leaves DeValve fighting with Orson Charles and Pharaoh Brown for the final spot, or two if they decide to go four deep this season. Charles has an edge as he played in a fullback role last season which could leave it up to DeValve and Brown trying to prove the team needs that fourth tight end spot on the roster.