Cleveland Browns: Who will compete for the tight end 3 spot
By Jacob Roach
The Cleveland Browns have brought in several unconventional candidates for the tight end 3 role, so who will win the role in training camp?
In less than three weeks, the Cleveland Browns will open training camp, and a few roster positions are entirely up for grabs. Head coach Kevin Stefanski has utilized tight ends heavily in his first two seasons, and even though the offense will change in 2022 they won’t do away with the position altogether.
The Browns have their top two tight ends firmly at the top of the depth chart in David Njoku and Harrison Bryant, but who will make the roster behind them? Cleveland has brought in several different players with unique backgrounds to compete so let’s look at who will battle it out for the roster spot?
Browns competition for TE3 spot
Cleveland Browns tight end candidate No. 5- Zaire Mitchell-Paden, rookie, Florida Atlantic
Zaire Mitchell-Paden is a rookie undrafted free agent out of Flordia Atlantic that spent time at division 2 Notre Dame College before transferring. The one season he played at FAU he caught 9 passes for 90 yards and a touchdown not seeing a ton of targets his way. But when you look at the player physically the raw traits and size are intriguing.
Mitchell-Paden measured in at 6-foot-5 and 267 pounds showing decent speed at that size running a 4.89 40-yard dash. Mitchell-Paden is a raw prospect that has an uphill battle to make the roster but the raw physical tools are intriguing and will give him a chance to compete in camp and the preseason.