Cleveland Browns could land Malik Hooker for David Njoku
He said he’s “all in” on Cleveland’s plan for 2020. But has struggled to catch passes once again in camp. Meanwhile, Browns rookie fourth-round pick Harrison Bryant has shined, continually in the end zone catching lasers from Baker Mayfield with the first-team.
As of Saturday afternoon, the Indianapolis Colts have a tight end problem, as their starter, Trey Burton, went down in a scrimmage with a calf injury. While Burton’s injury is not too serious, he is projected to miss weeks with a calf strain. The Colts just happen to have a player at a position of need for the Browns.
The Indianapolis Colts, who have a relatively complete offensive unit, is extremely thin at tight end. Projected starter Jack Doyle is still injured, leaving Mo Alie-Cox, a converted basketball player, as the team’s starter. Certainly, by their opener against Jacksonville, the Colts are probably hoping for a boost in the tight end room.
The Browns are equally as thin at defensive back after Grant Delpit and Greedy Williams are sidelined with injuries. This offseason, the Colts declined safety Malik Hooker‘s fifth-year option, subtly stating he might not be apart of Indianapolis’s long-term plans.
Hooker, an Ohio State alumni, has reportedly shined in training camp and is looking to prove his worth in a contract year.
If Cleveland were to dish Njoku, who seems to be overshadowed by Bryant in camp, expect Indianapolis to be a realistic landing spot. A Njoku for Hooker swap seems too good to be true, but perhaps the two teams can find a way to exchange some draft picks to make the compensation work.