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

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3. Colts

Even though they drafted Michael Pittman Jr., the Colts need a pass catching option at tight end for new quarterback Phillip Rivers.

Remember Rivers’ glory days throwing the ball to Antonio Gates? David Njoku could step in on day one and be a threat. He’d be joining former Pro Bowler Jack Doyle, but the veteran isn’t a true receiving threat, having caught 43 passes for over 400 yards a season ago. He had. 80 receptions in 2017 and 59 in 2016.

Under Frank Reich, the Colts have used multiple tight-end packages and when things are going well, the scheme is pretty effective.

Behind Jack Doyle, Reich figures to deploy Trey Burton right now, but he’s more of a blocking tight end, at 6-foot-2 and doesn’t figure to factor much into the Colts’ passing game.

Reich’s history shows that he may take up to four tight ends (depending on what they do at fullback) and if they do, there’s no question a healthy Njoku would should to the top of their depth chart.