In an interview with Pro Football Talk Live (h/t the ABJ), Miami tight end David Njoku stated that he will be coming to Cleveland this Thursday for a pre-draft visit.
Njoku is projected to be a first-round pick by most draft pundits, second only to O.J. Howard. Cleveland has done plenty of research on the top tight ends in this year’s draft class, leading many to believe they will select one in the first three rounds.
What is compelling about Njoku (6-4, 246 lbs) is the fact that besides being very athletic, he has the potential to be an “above average blocker,” per Dane Bruglar of CBS Sports:
His freakish athleticism for the position leaps off the screen, using his seam-busting speed and dynamic YAC skills to be a downfield playmaker (averaged 16.6 yards per catch over his career). Njoku is a balanced blocker with potential to be above average in this area, but needs to develop his functional strength, technique and consistency. Although he is a better athlete than football player right now, Njoku is dripping with natural talent and has the elite athleticism to stress every level of the defense – still raw in several areas, but massive upside to be a playmaking NFL starter earns him a top-20 overall grade.