3 reasons trading for David Njoku makes more sense than ever

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David Njoku would open up the playbook

One only has to look at how much success offensive coordinator Joe Brady had with his tight ends during his historic time at LSU on their way to a National Championship in 2019 to see how much he likes using the position in the passing game. If the likes of Ian Thomas are not doing enough to become involved, then David Njoku has the potential to open up the playbook even further.

Njoku is everything one looks for in a modern-day tight end. He is supremely gifted from an athletic standpoint, has no trouble catching under pressure, and possesses an incredible leap that enables him to grab the football at its highest point.

The arrival of free-agent signing Austin Hooper to the Browns, coupled with their intent to focus more on running the ball, has left opportunities limited for Njoku in 2020. He has featured in just three games due to injury, collecting five receptions from seven targets on his way to an eye-catching 72.4 grade from Pro Football Focus.

If Njoku can stay healthy for a consistent period of time, then trading for the former first-round pick would be a tremendous asset for the Carolina Panthers and could propel their offense to even greater heights.

Depending on what Cleveland wants for Njoku, it warrants serious consideration and nobody will be happier than Brady of the Panthers can pull it off.