TE Seth DeValve - Cleveland Browns
|6-4, 245||Born: 1-29-1993||College: Princeton||Drafted: Round 4, pick 138 (2016)|
2017 Week 1 vs PIT (5 / 4 / 42 / 0 rec)
DeValve made several big catches for the Browns against the Steelers, including a big catch to convert fourth-and-two in the fourth quarter. He had a step on his man in the second quarter, but was slightly overthrown and was unable to make a leaping catch. While he doesn't get as much notoriety as rookie tight end David Njoku, DeValve appears to be a big part of the Cleveland offense this season.
2017 Week 2 vs BAL (4 / 2 / 61 / 0 rec)
DeValve ripped off a 49-yard reception in the second quarter after Kevin Hogan found him wide open down the field. DeValve later converted a 12-yard catch on fourth-and-11 to keep Cleveland's final drive of the game alive.
2017 Week 3 vs IND (5 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
DeValve came really close to having a big game for the Browns. He had what looked like a 25-yard catch in the first quarter nullified by an offensive pass interference call. In the second quarter he made an impressive 20-yard catch. Later in the second quarter he picked up 15 yards for his team after a defensive pass interference call. In the third quarter, DeValve had a 12-yard catch nullified by offensive pass interference again. DeValve has been splitting reps with rookie tight end David Njoku but he has shown he has the ability to get open in the middle of the field for the Browns.
2017 Week 6 vs HOU (3 / 2 / 9 / 1 rec)
DeValve was quiet for most of the game but he did score the team's only touchdown on the Browns' final offensive play of the game. He caught a short, three-yard touchdown on a fade route. DeValve continues to split reps with rookie David Njoku, which caps his upside.
2017 Week 8 vs MIN (3 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
DeValve was quiet, making just one catch for no gain. He did draw an end zone target in the third quarter but the pass was thrown too high. He wanted a pass interference flag after he slammed into cornerback Xavier Rhodes on his route but no flag came. It's questionable whether the ball would have been catchable even if Rhodes didn't bump into him.
2017 Week 10 vs DET (6 / 4 / 70 / 0 rec)
DeValve had a productive game as he led the Browns in receiving and tied for the team lead with six targets. He did, however, commit an extremely costly fumble in the second quarter which resulted in a defensive touchdown for the Lions. On the play, DeValve caught a nine-yard pass and was fighting for the first down when he was stood up and stripped by the defender. In the third quarter he came very close to scoring a touchdown as he was brought down at the one-yard line after a 35-yard catch.
2017 Week 11 vs JAX (3 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
DeValve made just one catch in the game but he was targeted near the end zone in the fourth quarter. It appeared he had a chance to make the catch before Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey leaped up and knocked the ball down at the last moment.
2017 Week 12 vs CIN (2 / 2 / 33 / 0 rec)
DeValve made his only two catches in succession on a drive during the second quarter. His first catch was a nice 24-yard grab down the middle of the field. He followed that up with a nine-yard catch. He had to leave the game during the third quarter after being poked in the eye but there was nothing after the game indicating it would be a problem going forward.
2016 Week 10 vs BAL (1 / 1 / 25 / 1 rec)
DeValve, Cleveland's third-string tight end, made his only catch in the game count as he caught a beautiful 25-yard touchdown pass from Cody Kessler. DeValve got free down the middle of the field and made a great catch over his shoulder. DeValve is a former college wide receiver who could start to see some extra playing time if the Browns choose to see what they have in him at the expense of Gary Barnidge in this rebuilding year.