Each season the Cleveland Browns give out an award to the best rookie during training camp.
The team has announced that Florida Atlantic tight end Harrison Bryant won the Maurice Bassett award this year.
Harrison Bryant named Browns' Maurice Bassett Award winner for standout training camp performance
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Bryant won the award in a vote from the credentialed media.
Past winners include names such as Mack Wilson, Baker Mayfield, Myles Garrett, and Carl Nassib.
Bryant was able to beat out all the other rookies in Cleveland including prized offensive tackle Jedrick Wills.
Bryant’s Impressive Camp
The fourth-round pick has been one of the most impressive players during camp.
#Browns TE Harrison Bryant has won the 2020 Maurice Bassett Award winner, which is given to the team’s best rookie in training camp (clip via Browns) pic.twitter.com/gUCZUjHTZ3
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Most of his snaps have been with the second-team offense, but he continues to make plays when he’s on the field.
Bryant has been one of the few shining bright spots during an injury-riddled training camp.
He put himself on the map when he hauled in 65 receptions, 1,004 receiving yards, and seven touchdowns during his senior year in 2019.
Somehow he fell to the fourth round, but the Browns may have ended up with one of the biggest steals of the draft in Bryant.
He continues to show off his impressive receiving ability during camp and is making a serious push up the depth chart.
It’s becoming very apparent Baker Mayfield and Rookie TE Harrison Bryant have a great chemistry building
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— The Dawgland (@thedawgland) August 28, 2020
The Browns have a talented tight end room, but Bryant could see time as a starter next season.
Bryant’s Role In 2020
The Browns went out and made a big splash in free agency this offseason.
They made tight end Austin Hooper the highest-paid tight end in the league.
He’s going to be a focal point of their offense, but he won’t be the only option at tight end.
David Njoku is coming off an injury-riddled 2019 campaign, but is looking to bounce back.
He put together solid numbers in 2018, so the team is hopeful that he can regain some momentum.
Behind them, the Browns have Bryant who is clearly putting on a show during training camp.
He’s expected to begin the season behind Hooper and Njoku on the depth chart.
However, he’ll likely be included in the offense often, especially after what he has done during camp.
Browns fans shouldn’t expect Bryant to be a Pro Bowl caliber tight end.
Although, he could end up replacing Njoku as the No.2 option as early as this season.
The Browns front office should be excited about the young talent they’ve brought in this offseason.
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