Meet David Njoku, the tight end worth drafting in the first round in 2017

David Njoku remembers watching fellow former Miami Hurricanes tight end Jimmy Graham do it first and saying, “Hey, maybe I’ll try that.”

So when Miami faced Pitt on Nov. 5, Njoku took a delayed release to the flat and made the catch.

He saw teammate Braxton Berrios blocking Pitt’s Terrish Webb near the goal line. Njoku tried that.

He took off from the 3-yard line and flipped into the end zone.

That’s a visual reminder of the talent the 6-4, 245-pound tight end possesses heading into the 2017 NFL Draft. He’s a first-round pick according to some mock drafts, and he can solidify that with a strong showing at the NFL Scouting Combine from Feb. 28-March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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