Bryant played four positions during his four years in college, Ellis L. Williams of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Bryant is primarily a tight end, if an undersized one, but he has experience at H-back, being split out wide and playing in the slot. The fourth-round pick out of Florida Atlantic University could line up at multiple spots for the Browns, similar to Minnesota's Irv Smith, the 2019 second-round pick who served as a second tight end under then-VIkings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski. He caught 36 of 47 targets, one target fewer than No. 1 tight end Kyle Rudolph, while scoring two touchdowns for the Vikes. Bryant will have a slightly more crowded position group in Cleveland, which will have Austin Hooper and David Njoku as the top two tight ends.
The Browns selected Bryant in the fourth round of the 2020 NFL Draft, 115th overall. New head coach Kevin Stefanski is known for his love of tight ends, so addressing that position on Day 3 is not a surprise. Bryant was in the running for the top billing at tight end in this class before a disappointing combine dropped his stock. He's undersized at 6-foot-4 and 243 pounds with 4.73 speed, but his production at Florida Atlantic suggests there are some tools to work with. He caught 65 of 100 targets for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019, making him the only tight end in the nation to cross the 1,000-yard mark. Austin Hooper is the clear starter at tight end for the Browns, but the Bryant selection could be a signal toward David Njoku's days being numbered in Cleveland.
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|8||11/01||Las Vegas Raiders||0.00|
|15||12/20||@New York Giants||25||8.00|
|16||12/27||@New York Jets||4||5.13|