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Browns fans think tight ends can combine for 1,000+ yards in 2017; intrigued by Taylor McNamara

Will tight ends see a bigger role in Hue Jackson’s second year with the Cleveland Browns?

During our training camp preview on the tight end position for the Cleveland Browns, we asked three poll questions to fans.

In Part 1 of our TE preview, we asked two questions related to projected productivity for the team’s top two receiving tight ends. First, we started with David Njoku, where fans 71% of fans believe he’ll have an good/average type of season receiving-wise as a rookie — for example, around 600 yards, which would be on par with what veteran tight end Gary Barnidge logged a year ago. 27% believe he can be the offensive MVP of the club and get near 1,000 yards receiving, and just 2% believe he’ll be a disappointment.


What type of rookie season do you think David Njoku will have?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    He’ll thrive and/or establish himself as an offensive MVP (from a receiving perspective — i.e. 1000 yards)
    (269 votes)
  • 71%
    He’ll have some good/promising plays mixed in, but more like an average season productivity wise (i.e. 600 yards).
    (718 votes)
  • 2%
    He’ll be a disappointment as a rookie.
    (21 votes)
1008 votes total Vote Now

The expectation is that Seth DeValve is improved this offseason and expected to see a much bigger and trusted role in the offense. 58% of fans think he'll have around 400 yards, while 37% believe he'll get 600+ yards. Last year, he only had 127 yards receiving, so either of those projections would be a pretty big leap for a No. 2 tight end. That shows how much of a factor fans think our tight ends will be, in part due to a weaker wide receiver group.


Last year, the Browns' No. 1 tight end, Gary Barnidge, only had 600 yards receiving. What will an "improved Seth DeValve" have in year two?

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  • 37%
    600+ yards
    (349 votes)
  • 57%
    Around 400 yards
    (535 votes)
  • 5%
    Around 200 yards
    (47 votes)
931 votes total Vote Now

In Part 2 of our TE preview, we asked which of the remaining three tight ends you thought would make the roster (if only one of them could make it). Taylor McNamara led the way with 55% of the votes, followed by Randall Telfer (42%) and J.P. Holtz (3%).


If only one of these three tight ends makes the roster, who will it be?

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  • 42%
    Randall Telfer
    (311 votes)
  • 54%
    Taylor McNamara
    (402 votes)
  • 3%
    J.P. Holtz
    (25 votes)
738 votes total Vote Now

We will continue to recap all poll reactions after each of our training camp positional previews. Next up will be linebacker.