David Njoku, TE
How much has David Njoku’s stock sunk since the Browns made him a first-round pick in 2017? Rumor has it that if the Browns did seek to grant his trade request, they might only be able to fetch a fourth-round pick for him.
Earlier this offseason, the Browns showed confidence in Njoku by picking up his fifth-year option, capping off a crazy 365 days for the Miami product. He entered 2019 camp with big expectations, got hurt, fell out of favor with the GM and coach, returned at the of the season, was basically benched, re-gained favor in light of Andrew Berry becoming the GM to this month’s trade request.
There’s nothing left for Njoku to do now except prove himself. He comes loaded with potential. If you could create a tight end in a lab, you’d make him look like Njoku. Now it’s time to take what he could be, into tangible results.
We got a glimpse of what Njoku’s capable of back in 2018, when Mayfield was quick to utilize tight ends.
Now, Njoku seems upset that the Browns have invested in tight end by signing Austin Hooper and drafting Hunter Bryant. Even so, Stefanski’s offense loves passes thrown to tight ends, and it’s unrealistic to view Bryant playing a ton opposite Hooper in his debut season.
The opportunity is there for Njoku, now, he needs to do something with it.