2017 Draft Reaction: David Njoku Goes to the Cleveland Browns
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David Njoku was drafted 29th overall by the Cleveland Browns. After selecting edge rusher Myles Garrett 1st overall and safety Jabrill Peppers at 25, the Browns traded back into the first round to address the offensive side of the ball. While Cleveland has a bevy of draft capital to play with, it is exciting to see them go and get the uber-athletic Njoku in the first round. From a fantasy perspective, we all know the story with rookie tight ends. They usually take a few years to adjust to the NFL and it is unlikely that Njoku will make an immediate fantasy impact. I do like the landing spot. Incumbent starter and 2015 waiver wire stud, Gary Barnidge, will be 32 years old. Seth Devalve was a (surprise) fourth-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft but played sparingly as a rookie. It’s pretty easy to envision the path to relevancy for Njoku in Cleveland. We’ll get to more of that in a minute. But first, we take a comprehensive look at the new Cleveland Browns TE, David Njoku.