25. TE Mike Gesicki
Dalton Schultz may be the best all-around tight end in football right now, but he isn’t the best at any one thing. Probably not even in the top five. Mike Gesicki, when given a chance, is one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the league right now, but he’s not a good run blocker by any means. He’s worse than David Njoku and it’s not even close.
The reason why Gesicki makes sense for the Browns isn’t because of how he could improve the offensive line with his run-blocking, and ability to help spread out Njoku. No, Gesicki makes sense for the Browns because he’s fast (4.54 40-yard), big (6’6, 250 LBS), and has great hands. Gesicki could be moved to a slot guy to bolster the team’s passing attack. He’s nearly as fast as Adam Theilen (4.49) and significantly taller.
If you’re looking to improve the passing game, you want size, speed, and strength and Gesicki can bring that to the team. Head coach Kevin Stefanski has already tried out Kareem Hunt and Harrison Bryant at fullback, and Njoku has lined up in the slot on occasion so we know he’s not afraid to test guys elsewhere.
That makes Gesicki a realistic option if the Browns can’t find a receiver that is worth their price.