Cleveland Browns: 2016 depth chart predictions
The departure of Mitchell Schwartz this offseason seemed to leave a gaping hole for the Browns at the right tackle position.
But the signing of former Seattle Seahawks lineman Alvin Bailey gives the team a solid replacement in 2016. He emerged as the favorite in OTAs and comes into camp as the starter at the right tackle position.
His backup will be rookie Shon Coleman, who has a chance to compete for the starting job both in training camp and throughout the season. If the team never signed Bailey, Coleman would be the presumptive starter, but it is smarter to allow the rookie to learn behind others while he figures out the speed and intricacies of the NFL.
He is best known for overcoming cancer as a player at Auburn, but he is looking to make himself known as an NFL player as well. He will have that chance once he takes some time to learn the game.
Allowing rookies to learn the game is something that most successful teams do, but something the Browns have been bad with in the recent past. The Hue Jackson era should help the team take the mold of a contender by building and developing through the draft. Coleman is an example of this, as he will have time to learn behind Bailey and prepare to be a starter.
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