Buffalo Bills: 3 reasons trading for David Njoku makes sense

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TAMPA, FL – OCTOBER 21: David Njoku #85 of the Cleveland Browns catches a pass during pregame before a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 21, 2018 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.(Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)

These are three reasons it would make sense for the Buffalo Bills to trade for David Njoku.

On Friday, Adam Schefter tweeted that tight end David Njoku told the Cleveland Browns that he was requesting a trade and was hoping to have a new team before the start of training camp. If the Browns are willing to honor the request, the Buffalo Bills might be an interesting landing spot.

Njoku was the 29th overall pick by the Cleveland Browns in the 2017 NFL Draft. The former University of Miami tight end entered the NFL with high expectations. He is a dynamic player at the tight end position and there are few that can match his athleticism at tight end in the NFL.

The rookie season for Njoku was a bit underwhelming as he finished with 32 receptions, 386 receiving yards and four touchdowns. However, in 2018 he had a breakout year and set career highs in receptions (56), receiving yards (639) and added another four touchdowns.

This past season though David Njoku dealt with a number of injuries, including a concussion and broken wrist that forced him on injured reserve. He did return and ended the year playing in four games and finishing with five receptions, 41 receiving yards and one touchdown.

The biggest hurdle in any trade for David Njoku likely lies in the fact that the Browns right now aren’t willing to trade the tight end. Even though the Browns did add Austin Hooper this offseason, it appears they still believe he is a big part of this offense and Mary Kay Calbot at Cleveland.com wrote that the Browns want to keep him but might be willing to part with Njoku for a first round pick.

This would be a rather steep asking price, and the Buffalo Bills should not meet those demands, however if the Browns position changes and the asking price does drop, these are three reasons it might make sense for the Bills to try and swing a trade for David Njoku.

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