No. 8: Harrison Bryant, TE
The only rookie to make this list, Harrison Bryant in an intriguing option for quarterback Baker Mayfield in 2020. The fourth-round draft pick from FAU won the John Mackey Award last season as college football’s best tight end.
Bryant has the speed and hands to be a constant mismatch for the opposition and with head coach Kevin Stefanski’s new tight end friendly offense, look for Bryant to have some good production during his rookie season.
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No. 7: David Njoku, TE
The second Browns tight end to make this list, David Njoku was another victim last season of being in Freddie Kitchens’ dog house as he was a healthy scratch from games toward the end of last season.
Missing most of last season due to injury, Njoku looks to use his physical gift to be a red zone threat for Mayfield and this offense next season. And with nine career touchdowns receiving, that may be the role he’s best suited for moving forward.
No. 6: Andy Janovich, FB/H-back
Ok so we may just be bending the skill position rules here a bit but Andy Janovich is sure to be used a ton in this offense. Janovich has been a very good fullback for Denver over the past four seasons as he looks for an expanded role with Stefanski’s offense in Cleveland.
Look for him to fill a role similar to that of Kyle Juszczyk’s put in San Fransisco. Janovich will be used as a receiving threat out of the backfield as well as a lead blocker for Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt.
No. 5: Austin Hooper, TE
Another threat at the tight end position, Austin Hooper is one of the NFL’s best receiving threats at the position. Hooper looks to duplicate his number from a season ago in Atlanta with 75 catches for 787 yards and six scores.
Look for Hooper to become Baker Mayfield’s new security blanket on third downs and in the red zone next season.