1. Harrison Bryant is our silver lining
One name that still has yet to pop up with anything negative is their rookie tight end, Harrison Bryant. The fourth-round pick out of Florida Atlantic has been catching everything thrown his way and that continued on Monday.
Another note from Jake Trotter on the day was how Bryant again hauled in a touchdown pass. This time he did so during the team’s first attempt from the red zone — and it was called the Play of the Day by the team’s official Twitter account.
This is only adding to his impressive camp resume which includes him hauling in a few off-target passes from Case Keenum as well as back-to-back touchdown grabs during 7-on-7 drills over the weekend.
On Monday, the damage done from Bryant came against the starters. With David Njoku out nursing a wrist injury, the rookie was out there as the second tight end opposite Austin Hooper. He made the most of the opportunity and there’s a chance he could find a way into the starting lineup if this keeps up.
Njoku, who originally requested a trade when Bryant and Hooper joined the team, hasn’t been as good in camp. He’s had a few miscues and dropped two passes in the very first practice of the team’s camp. He’s opening the door for Bryant and the rookie is trying to push his way through it.
Bryant was a silver-lining on Monday and before long we could be talking about how he was a huge steal in the 2020 NFL Draft.