The Cleveland Browns’ first round pick in 2017 was tight end David Njoku. Highly-touted out of the University of Miami, Njoku has shown brief flashes of being the gamechanger that he was in college. Since being drafted, he has accumulated 98 catches for 1,129 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Last season, he only appeared in four games due to injury. This offseason, Cleveland signed Austin Hooper to a big free agent contract, prompting Njoku to seek a trade in July. He changed his mind after training camp opened. After he missed the first 3 weeks on the injured reserve, he has played 44 snaps in the past two games.
Shockingly, Njoku has asked to be back on the trade block before the November 3rd deadline.
So, clearly the Browns busted on drafting Njoku in the first round. But, is David done in the league?
David Njoku is a 6’4″, 250 pound tower of athleticism who has scored 10 touchdowns while only starting 20 games. The fact that he was drafted by the Browns should not be held against him. The Browns should trade him right away and give David a real opportunity to succeed in the NFL. I have no doubt he will show the Browns how wrong they were to squander their opportunity, like they do with most of their players (Duke Johnson).