Cleveland Browns sign tight end David Njoku
BEREA, Ohio– The Cleveland Browns signed first-round draft pick David Njoku, the team announced on Thursday.
The Browns traded up with the Packers to take the tight end with the 29th overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. Cleveland also drafted Myles Garrett and Jabrill Peppers, marking the first time the franchise had three first-round picks.
Njoku played in 26 games for Miami, where he had more than 1,000 receiving yards and 64 receptions. The 6-foot-4 tight end also competed in the high jump on the school’s track and field team.
“He is a very athletic guy. There are aren’t a lot of people in the country that are 250 pounds and are also 7-foot high jumpers. That part of it is really evident,” said tight ends coach Greg Seasmon. “He is really developing. He has got a great work ethic. I’m excited about his potential.”
The Browns have signed nine of their 10 draft picks, including defensive end Garrett and quarterback DeShone Kizer.