- Height / Weight
- 6'4" / 246 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- July 10, 1996 (22)
- 2nd Season
- 2017 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 29 (CLE)
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku turned in a solid game in his team's 38-14 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6. Njoku drew 12 targets to lead the team, catching seven of them for 55 yards and a touchdown. The second-year tight end was the lone Brown to find the end zone on a day where the offense struggled against the Los Angeles defense. Njoku's target share has been promising since Baker Mayfield took over as the team's starting quarter as he's averaging 10 looks per game in Mayfield's three starts. Njoku will look to keep it going in Week 7 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku has shown positive signs over the past two weeks of action. The second-year tight end has drawn 18 targets over that span, which coincides with Baker Mayfield's first two NFL starts. Njoku appears to be entrenching himself as the No. 2 option in the passing game after Jarvis Landry with Mayfield under center. He will take on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 6 in what sets up as a tough matchup. Los Angeles' defense is the No. 1 ranked unit in the league in DVOA against enemy tight ends. Despite the positive signs from Njoku, the tough matchup leaves him as a high-end TE2 for Week 6.
Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku caught six of his 11 targets for 69 yards in a 12-9 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 5. The big tight end either led or tied for the team lead in all three categories in what goes down as his best game of the young season. Njoku has been heavily used in both of Baker Mayfield's starts, averaging nine targets per game. He is still looking for his first touchdown of the season, but the signs are there for a mid-season breakout for the second-year tight end. Njoku will welcome the Los Angeles Chargers to Cleveland in Week 6.