NFL Draft 2018: BYU TE Tanner Balderree Received Minicamp Invite From Cleveland Browns
Former BYU tight end posted solid numbers at his Pro Day.
Balderree had 13 receptions for 156 yards in his BYU career
It’s always good to see more former BYU football players getting opportunities to play in the NFL. On Sunday, it was announced that BYU tight end Tanner Balderree received an invite to the Cleveland Browns minicamp.
Balderree had 13 receptions for 156 yards and two touchdowns in his BYU career. Balderree started at BYU as a defensive lineman, was part of the “Bash Brothers” tandem alongside Steven Richards. Switched to tight end and his two touchdowns were big ones. He hauled in the game-winning touchdown against Mississippi State and then caught a TD off a tipped ball against Wyoming in the 2016 Poinsettia Bowl.
Last season, Balderree experienced knee soreness that prevented him from seeing much time. Also, the emergence of Matt Bushman at tight end hurt his opportunities for targets in the offense.
Balderree was one of the pleasant surprises at BYU Pro Day. Look at his numbers that he put up.
Along with tight end, Balderree will have the opportunity to compete at fullback.
The Browns are becoming a nice landing spot for BYU players. Safety Kai Nacua is there along with undrafted free agent signing Micah Hannemann, who just signed yesterday with the Dawg Pound.