There may not be a better athlete in the first round of the NFL Draft then David Njoku, a player who seems like a possible fit for the New York Giants at pick No. 23. This is probably why the Giants are going to spend a little extra time looking at the tight end prospect in the coming weeks.
A source tells Metro New York that the Giants will be hosting Njoku for a private pre-draft workout in April. Njoku, who grew up in north Jersey and was a standout at Cedar Grove, is an athletic tight end with two years of good production at Miami. Last year he had 43 catches for 698 yards and eight touchdowns.
Earlier this month at the NFL Combine he had a 37.5 inch vertical jump and ran a 6.97 time in the 3-cone drill. He is considered one of the top two tight ends in the NFL Draft.
Sitting towards the back of the first round, the Giants would love to see a talent like Njoku fall to them at No. 23. He would fit the offense perfectly and given the team’s need at tight end he would become an instant starter. His solid hands would also be a welcome addition for quarterback Eli Manning.
The Miami product is a consensus first round pick in nearly every mock draft.
Njoku is a polished route runner and physically strong, someone who can step in and balance an offense that features targets such as Odell Beckham Jr. and the recently signed Brandon Marshall as well as Sterling Shepard.