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Browns 2024 NFL draft profile: Penn State tight end Theo Johnson

After the departure of Harrison Bryant, could Penn State’s Theo Johnson be the ideal pick for the Cleveland Browns in the 2024 NFL draft?

There isn’t anything at the tight end position after David Njoku currently on the Browns roster. Though this class of tight ends isn’t super deep there are more than a few intriguing options for Andrew Berry to add to this roster.

One of the top options for me is Theo Johnson from Penn State, who lacks college production but has so much potential. Johnson showed that his lack of production wasn’t because of a lack of talent as he was had some of the best athletic testing at the position we have ever seen.

He scored a 9.99 on the relative athletic score scale with a 4.57 40-yard dash and 39.5-inch vertical. You see glimpses of his athleticism on tape, but if you can develop him as a route runner, you could have a guy with tight-end one potential.

Johnson is a good blocker, and with his size at 6-foot-6 with 33″ arms, that aspect of his game will translate at the next level. He is great off the line of scrimmage, getting into his routes and pairing it with his large catch radius. You have a reliable passing option, especially in the red zone and other short-yardage situations.

Last season, Johnson only had 34 receptions, but seven of them were for touchdowns. He can play as an in-line tight end, but he has the skill set to line up in the slot and out wide as well. A player of this much upside is worth a flyer in the draft’s middle rounds.

Story originally appeared on Browns Wire