Cleveland Browns tight finish David Njoku couldn’t comprise his grin when requested about his quarterback Baker Mayfield whereas showing on “NFL Complete Entry” on Wednesday.
Njoku, who’s coming into his third season with the Browns, says Mayfield has made spectacular strides since final offseason.
“It’s like evening and day from the start of coaching camp final yr to OTAs this yr,” Njoku advised host Steve Wyche. “The accuracy is consistently on level, constantly the place it needs to be. I’m actually excited for him.”
Mayfield has firmly taken the reigns because the chief of the squad since he took over the beginning function in an epic Week Three comeback victory final season in opposition to the New York Jets.
Njoku Says Management Capacity Units Mayfield Aside
Mayfield, the No. 1 general decide in 2018, threw for 3,725 yards and 27 touchdowns throughout his rookie marketing campaign. The Browns completed 7-8-1 and Mayfield set the file for landing passes by a rookie, which was beforehand held by Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson. Mayfield was additionally excellent down the stretch because the Browns reeled off a 5 wins of their last seven video games. He ranked third in landing passes (17), fourth in passer score (108.4) and first in yards per try (8.86) amongst these with 200-plus passes.
However it was greater than his stats that impressed Njoku. It was Baker’s demeanor and skill to regulate the huddle.
“He’s positively identified to be a frontrunner and he’s an ideal chief at that,” Njoku stated. “Final yr throughout video games at essential instances he stepped up. He was like, ‘OK guys, everyone take a breather, chill out and let’s do that one play at a time.’ And we did simply that. Everyone feeds off of that.”
Loaded Browns Seeking to Unfold the Discipline
Njoku — a bodily specimen at 6-foot-4, 246 kilos with 4.6 40-yard sprint pace — was taken within the first spherical of the 2017 by the Browns.
Final season he practically doubled his manufacturing within the passing sport from his rookie season, accumulating 56 catches for 639 yards and 4 touchdowns. Now with Odell Beckham Jr. within the combine within the passing sport together with Jarvis Landry and second-year pass-catcher Antonio Callaway, Njoku anticipates extra space to work on the sphere.
“It opens every little thing up for all of us,” Njoku stated. “We assist one another.”
However as Wychee identified, the Browns protection, the line of defense particularly, could possibly be even scarier for Cleveland’s opponents. Myles Garrett headlines the group and is joined by Larry Ogunjobi, Sheldon Richardson and Olivier Vernon, who joined the Browns through commerce this offseason.
“We could possibly be actually harmful this yr,” Njoku stated, pointing to Vernon particularly as a result of each attended the College of Miami.
Cleveland Browns coaching camp opens up on July 25.
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