3. Pharaoh Brown
Pharaoh Brown, out of Oregon, signed with the Cleveland Browns practice squad back on September 25, 2018. He had spent his 2017 rookie season with the Oakland Raiders — but only saw the field for two games after being signed as an undrafted free agent.
Brown is an imposing presence and blocker at 6-6 258 pounds. Having said that, Brown is still developing at 26 years of age and with only 11 NFL games under his belt.
In nine of those games, which came last season with Cleveland, Brown caught only two passes for 27 yards.
While Brown’s size could allow him to be a nice red-zone target, the Browns have a few options in that category before they even get to David Njoku, let alone Brown, with names such as Austin Hooper, Odell Beckham, Jr., Jarvis Landry, and two talented running backs. Should Brown make the roster out of camp, it will likely be as a blocking tight end seeing limited reps at tight end.
He did play 134 snaps on special teams, so he provides some help there. Even if Njoku is moved, it is unlikely Brown will have any significant impact than if Njoku stays. It will just raise his chances of sticking with the team a bit more.