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Browns first-round pick had an awkward first encounter with Joe Thomas

The Cleveland Browns welcomed their 10 draft picks to the team on Thursday night by hosting a rookie dinner. It wasnt all rookies at the event, as the team asked Joe Thomas the longest-tenured Brown to attend.

David Njoku, one of Clevelands three first-round picks, probably wishes his first meeting withThomas went a little bit differently becauseit was definitely awkward. He thought Thomas was a coach, which I guess is an honest mistake.

Funniest moment of the night was when @David_Njoku80 asked me if I was a coach!

— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) May 12, 2017

But really? He thought this guy was a coach?!

pic.twitter.com/5Qbot4y0qr

— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 11, 2017

Thomas (kind of) went along with it, telling Njoku that hes a player/coach who takes the field on Sundays.

. @David_Njoku80 I told him I'm a player/coach. Mostly I'll be coaching, but you will see me playing on sundays.

— Joe Thomas (@joethomas73) May 12, 2017

Njoku could only laugh at himself.

https://t.co/QGsLVssI4K

— Chief David Njoku (@David_Njoku80) May 12, 2017

Thomas and Njoku will get to know each other fairly well when the rookie is on the line blocking this season.

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