Round 6, Pick 187: Briley Moore, K-State, TE
The Browns are in the hunt for J.J. Watt, and have just north of $21 million cap space available. They can create more room with more roster decisions–which leads me to David Njoku.
The Browns have picked up his fifth-year option, but I can’t envision the team brining him back at $6 million to play the same role he had in 2020. Njoku would snag a nice catch, disappear for two weeks, then re-emerge with two catches that went for nice chunks. Rinse and repeat.
The organization is obviously committed to Austin Hooper, whom they signed in free agent last winter. Rookie Harrison Bryant also had a promising first season.
That leaves the door open for Moore, a player I had previously mocked to Cleveland.
His collegiate career has been a journey in which he’s dealt with injuries, while transferring from Northern Iowa to Kansas State.
He could’ve played a sixth college season, but he decided to turn pro after hauling in the most receptions by a Kansas State tight end in eight seasons (22). He also had the most yards at the position (338) since 2014. He added three touchdowns, as well.