Cleveland Browns: 3 takeaways from rookie minicamp
By Thomas Moore
One of the biggest roster holes the Browns have to fill this summer is at right tackle after letting Mitchell Schwartz leave in free agency.
Third-round offensive tackle Shon Coleman was with the team but, as expected, did not participate in any drills as he is still recovering from off-season knee surgery to repair a torn medial collateral ligament in his right knee. Coleman is hoping he can participate “in some fashion” at June’s mandatory minicamp, which would be nice as he is going to need as much work as he can as he attempts to switch from playing left tackle at Auburn to right tackle in the NFL.
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“Like I’ve done before with everybody, we are going to really take it slow, and we are going to get (Shon) where we need to be before we put him out there,” Jackson said. y. “We are always, with anybody who is injured or who have had an injury, we’ll take it a little bit easier with them to get them where they need to be. As you’ve seen, it’s competitive out there. You want to make sure a guy is ready before you put him out there.”
The Browns also selected Baylor offensive lineman Spencer Drango in the 2016 NFL Draft, and while it was speculated that he would compete at right guard, Drango spent most of the weekend working at right tackle.
“I think he has to have a chance to compete there,” Jackson said. “Obviously, the young man that played right tackle for us a year ago is not here so there’s [an opportunity] there. My whole job is putting guys in a position where I think they are going to have an opportunity to compete and maybe have a chance to play.
“(Spencer) is a big, long guy who is one of the better pass protectors coming out of college. If he can grow in the area of run blocking and do what he has done as far as pass protection, you never know what could happen.”
The battle between Coleman and Drango during training camp should be an interesting one. And it will certainly be one that Griffin, among others, will be watching closely.
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The Browns will be back in action on Tuesday when they hold the first of their three Organized Team Activities.