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UCLA Bruins tight end—Joseph Fauria
Tight ends should become a much more predominant part of the offense under Rob Chudzinski. Look at the success he had with Kellen Winslow last time he was in town.
If the Cleveland Browns re-sign veteran TE Benjamin Watson, then it will buy them time to groom Jordan Cameron as a fresh up and comer.
Size combined with athleticism is the NFL's hot trend at this position. Below are two late round prospects that could become big targets for Cleveland quarterbacks.
Joseph Fauria—UCLA Bruins
Standing 6'7" and 257 pounds, Fauria provides the potential mismatches that offensive coordinators drool over.
Soft hands? How does 12 touchdowns for 637-yards, including the Holiday Bowl, in 2012 sound?
This gives the Browns another reliable pass-catcher, which would continue to solve the ball dropping problems from these past two seasons.
The Bruin dominates midfield, but lacks a quick step off the snap.
His blocking is a constant struggle and will be an ongoing project for coaches at the professional level.
Fauria's nose for the endzone and catching ability makes the senior a possible steal if he goes, where currently projected by CBS Sports, in the seventh round.
Zach Sudfeld—Nevada Wolfpack
Starting all 13 games, Sudfeld is another talented big man that could look good in orange and brown.
Reports range from 6'6" and 261 pounds to 6'7" and 255 pounds. Either way, raw athletic ability combined with sticky fingers gives the Wolfpack TE all the tools to crack a NFL roster.
Hauling in 45 passes for nine scores was the result of a breakout year, which saw Sudfeld chosen to second team All-Mountain West.
His blocking is also gradually progressing.
A season developing behind Benjamin Watson, or another experienced tight end, gives Cleveland the opportunity to bring him along slowly.
Similar to Jordan Cameron's playing time in 2012.