The Cleveland Browns are the toast of the NFL after the additions of Odell Beckham Jr. and others.
Poised to be the 2019 Offseason Hype Darling — a title that historically tends to strangle the birthday celebration carrying the inscribed sash — the Browns non-public the total pieces in region on paper to be a number of the dynamic offenses this season.
Baker Mayfield upright region the rookie file for touchdown passes and brings explosive playmaking and a needed cocksure attitude to the huddle. Odell Beckham stays one of the most particular pass-catchers within the NFL history and would possibly maybe maybe possibly tilt your total discipline. Jarvis Landry is a slot menace who must serene feast after the opt due to the the eye paid to Beckham. Antonio Callaway is a hasty deep threat who showed excellent flashes as a rookie. Rashard Higgins is a first payment fourth receiver. Tight end David Njoku is an athletic mismatch increasing by the 365 days. Prick Chubb is a dynamic energy runner who can blast through holes and has drag through the second stage. Kareem Hunt is a wild card who would possibly maybe maybe possibly turn into a foul one-two punch with Chubb down the road. Duke Johnson is a movable chess allotment within the backfield, if he stays in Cleveland. And the offensive line became accurate final season and would possibly maybe maybe possibly remain so interesting forward.
There is no longer a fair debilitating weak point.
Whereas the eye will be rightfully paid to Beckham and the LSU reunion with Landry many of the offseason, don’t lower stamp Njoku becoming a greater threat in Cleveland.
The 22-365 days-historic tight end joined NFL Community’s Free Company Frenzy on Wednesday and illustrious that Beckham on the launch air must serene launch the heart for him to carry out damage.
“Right here is big for me, in fact,” Njoku said. “Because of the now we non-public so powerful capability on offense, defenses received’t know the plot one can take care of us. We’re upright so versatile. You would possibly maybe possibly be ready to non-public me out extensive. You would possibly maybe possibly be ready to non-public Odell, Jarvis, Higgins, everyone, the running backs within the slot, out extensive, in every single region. So no one’s in fact obvious of what we’re doing…”
Njoku made a jump from 365 days 1 to 365 days 2, compiling 56 receptions and 639 yards with four touchdowns in 2018. The tight end enviornment is notoriously a number of the sophisticated for younger gamers entering the NFL to assemble at off the bat. Query the increasing, younger TE to make stronger further in 2019. To that end, Njoku said he’s already in California working with Mayfield and others on route timing, etc. to region up for the season.
With so many dynamic gamers, the fable surrounding the Browns would possibly maybe maybe possibly morph into how they fragment the ball to retain everyone ecstatic.
“It be competition,” Njoku said when requested that question by dilapidated Browns address Joe Thomas. “Whoever’s launch gets the ball. We’re a team, so now we prefer to undercover agent it as such. But at the tip of the day, now we prefer to compete.”
The ultimate hurdle for Cleveland would possibly maybe maybe possibly effectively be managing expectations. Already being heralded as the favorites within the AFC North after spending nine of the past 11 years within the cellar of the division, unique coach Freddie Kitchens must make certain that the gamers don’t mediate their fill hype stories.
“Of direction the ultimate component is to in fact ignore the noise,” Njoku said. “Obviously, getting Odell, getting a bunch of gamers we got, there would possibly maybe be so powerful noise going around saying we’re going to carry out this, we’re going to carry out that. We non-public in fact upright got to level of curiosity on ball, our job.”