Daily Dawg Tags: Shon Coleman going about his business

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 24: Cleveland Browns helmet (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 24: Cleveland Browns helmet (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

The Cleveland Browns offensive line has one position still up for grabs, and second-year lineman Shon Coleman continues to look ready to claim it.

The Cleveland Browns have the makings of one of the best offensive lines in the NFL.

The only question mark comes at right tackle, where Shon Coleman and Cameron Erving are battling for the starter’s role.

So far Erving continues to be what he has been since joining the Browns: a player that gives it his all on every play, but lacks any kind of consistency. And when he looks bad, he takes it all the way.

Coleman entered training camp the presumptive favorite to claim the lone starting position available on the line, and has done nothing to hurt his cause. He is not taking anything for granted, however, as he told clevelandbrowns.com:

"“I just have to keep going out there and doing my thing, working on the technique, getting better, being more consistent and just trying to make the team better. I leave that up to the coaches and everything, how they want to do the depth charts. I am just focused on what I can do to get the team better.”"

As the Browns approach their season preseason game, the time is drawing near for head coach Hue Jackson to make a decision at right tackle. One of the strengths of an offensive line is having the starters work together as much as possible, so finalizing the last spot and letting the unit put in the work is key.

At this point, it will be a surprise if Coleman is not the final piece.

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