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Hurricanes TE David Njoku drafted in 1st round by Browns

Miami playmaker goes to Cleveland

Canes tight end David Njoku scores a touchdown during UM's bowl game win over West Virginia in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
Canes tight end David Njoku scores a touchdown during UM's bowl game win over West Virginia in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

PHILADELPHIA – Hurricanes tight end David Njoku continued the tradition at the University of Miami, which some affectionately call "Tight End U," as the Cleveland Browns selected the playmaker in the first round of Thursday night's NFL draft. 

Njoku was selected 29th overall by the Browns, who traded up to make the pick.

Other UM tight ends taken in the first round include Kellen Winslow Jr., Bubba Franks, Greg Olsen and Jeremy Shockey -- all of whom made at least one Pro Bowl.

No other school has had five tight ends drafted in the first round since 2000.

Njoku scored touchdowns in five of his final six games with the Hurricanes as a redshirt sophomore in 2016.