2018 NFL Draft: Browns select Austin Corbett No. 33 overall

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 29: Members of the Nevada Wolf Pack including Evan Favors
LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 29: Members of the Nevada Wolf Pack including Evan Favors /

With the first pick of the second round, the Cleveland Browns knew they had a chance to grab a first-round worthy talent. At No. 33 overall, the Browns nabbed a bit of a surprise, selecting Austin Corbett, a tackle out of Nevada.

In the absence of All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas, the Cleveland Browns needed to fill a hole their offensive line. They did that at No. 33 overall, opening up the second day of the draft. Like current guard Joel Bitonio, the Browns chose Austin Corbett, from the University of Nevada.

Now, a lot of people are going to ask, “who is this guy?”, but he actually looks very promising. At 6-foot-4 and a half, Corbett is a versatile lineman. Unlike Cameron Erving, it looks like he may actually be able to play every position on the offensive line.

Corbett is the interesting pick here, as a total surprise. The Browns had plenty of options here, but they chose Corbett over all of them. Admittedly, this writer knows nothing about Corbett, but he better start learning more, sooner rather than later.

At 306-pounds, Corbett is one hell of a specimen. Without a doubt, he will have no trouble keeping defenders away from Tyrod Taylor and Baker Mayfield. He may not be built like a brick you-know-what house like Will Hernandez is, but he isn’t supposed to be.

Corbett relies on his versatility, and he can do whatever Hue Jackson wants him to on that line. Even with a 7.87 3-cone drill, Corbett has more shiftiness than one might think.

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No matter what, Corbett is a member of the Dawg Pound now. Hopefully, he can succeed like Bitonio has during his time with the orange and brown. If Austin Corbett can do everything that analysts think he can, the Browns got a steal for their line here.