3 players the Cardinals should trade for instead of Julio Jones

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David Njoku – TE (Cleveland Browns)

When it comes to tight ends, this certainly isn’t one of the strongest position groups on the Cardinals’ current roster.

Dan Arnold led all Arizona tight ends last season with 31 catches, 438 receiving yards, and four touchdowns, but he ended up signing with the Panthers this year. So the Cardinals are currently left with a group of tight ends that includes guys like Maxx Williams, Darrell Daniels, and Ian Bunting who have never made any sort of significant impact on the field during their NFL careers.

If Arizona is interested in adding a tight end who could also blossom into another weapon for their offense, David Njoku of the Browns is someone to consider.

Njoku was selected by Cleveland in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, but his usage in the team’s offense has taken a dip during the last two seasons. In 2019, his decrease in production was due to a serious wrist injury. But last year was a bit puzzling since he appeared in 13 games.

Njoku wanted the Browns to trade him last year, but the team never did. Recently, ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that the tight end is “in a good place,” with Cleveland.

Let’s not just assume that the Browns wouldn’t still pull the trigger on a trade involving Njoku though if the offer was good enough. Could the Cardinals be the team to get Cleveland to trade their 24-year-old right end?