Cleveland Browns: Harrison Bryant is a perfect fit for Baker Mayfield

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The Cleveland Browns selected tight end Harrison Bryant in the fourth round of the NFL Draft. This is a perfect fit for Stefanski’s offense.

Harrison Bryant is the newest tight end weapon for quarterback Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns. Bryant was one of the best tight ends in college football last season and has a tremendous ceiling as a tight end/h-back in the NFL.

Bryant had 65 catches for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns for the FAU Owls last season. He was a 2019 consensus All-American and the John Mackey Award winner as the nation’s top tight end. High honors for a player who did not play in a major conference during his college football playing career.

Bryant really turned some heads during FAU’s trip to Columbus last season to play Ohio State. He had six catches for 79 yards and really showed his size and athleticism as he played like one of the best players on the field that day.

Bryant really fits well in head coach Kevin Stefanski’s offense as a receiving tight end or h-back. He can line up at tight end, in the slot or in the backfield and create mismatches for Baker Mayfield to be able to exploit.

And what makes this pick even better is that Bryant won’t be needed right away as Cleveland already has one of the best tight ends in all of football with Austin Hooper and a former first-round pick in David Njoku on its roster. Bryant has the chance to learn and develop his game without being pressed into duty before he’s ready.

He is going to need to work on his blocking but that is something that can come over time. But let’s face it, if he puts up big numbers in the receiving game, nobody is going to care if he can block or not

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The upside and potential with Harrison Bryant is off the charts as he was just too talented to pass up for GM Andrew Berry in the fourth round.