Harrison Bryant gets honored as Cleveland Browns best camp rookie
For that, he was voted by local beat writers as the Maurice Bassett most outstanding rookie during training camp. This a good sign for Bryant, the last three winners of this award were Mack Wilson, Baker Mayfield, and Myles Garrett — which is great company to be in.
Bryant was this year’s fourth-round pick out of Florida Atlantic and was pretty highly regarded coming out of the draft. He kind of fell right into the Browns’ lap and they grabbed him.
He was expected to compete with David Njoku for the backup tight end position and he has done just that, maybe even winning the job. Njoku asked for a trade this offseason and there are still rumors he will get traded — although the team strongly denies that will happen.
Cleveland’s offense will run two tight ends a lot under Kevin Stefanski so this role is crucial and needs to be filled with a consistent player. Bryant showed ability in the run and pass game everyday. He shined with first and second-team, offense making nice catches from Baker Mayfield and Case Keenum.
Stefanski said “He is on top of his assignments. He plays with great effort. Very pleased with where he is at.” He’s coming along fast at a position that usually takes players a couple of years to adjust to.
If Bryant can be a reliable option behind Austin Hooper that makes Njoku able to be traded to fill some holes on defense. Njoku may be ahead of Bryant on the depth chart right now but that could change in a few games.
This award appears to be a sign of good things to come from Bryant. With him and Hooper as complements the Browns will have a very dangerous passing attack.