Cleveland Browns trade chatter: 5 potential landing spots for David Njoku

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It just seems like yesterday when ESPN was forecasting the Cleveland Browns would trade David Njoku.

The four-letter network dreamed up a scenario of Cleveland shipping Njoku to Jacksonville for pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue. Writer Field Yates also had the Browns getting a second-round pick, in what was viewed as a win-win for both teams.

The Browns clearly want to beef up their defensive end position, and the idea of adding a draft pick seems like too much for the analytically driven front office to give up, especially since Cleveland signed Austin Hooper and drafted Hunter Bryant.

On top of the tight end weapons, there’s OBJ, Jarvis Landry, Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt. There really aren’t enough footballs to go around, even if Baker does what he does best, and that’s spread the wealth.

Adding Ngakoue would almost certainly mean the end of Olivier Vernon, and the Browns would then save a little now and a lot later by not extending Njoku. The belief is they might try and work something out after picking up his fifth-year option just a couple months ago.