With the Cleveland Browns going to their fallback plan at left tackle, they may be in the market for other options. Here are three players they could consider.
It didn’t take long for head coach Hue Jackson to change course. Almost immediately after proclaiming that Joel Bitonio would only move to left tackle as a last resort, he moved Bitonio to left tackle.
In a vacuum, the move makes sense as the team is able to get their five best players on the field at the same time. But it could also hurt them. Bitonio was a Pro Bowl-caliber left guard, but we don’t know if he can be that at left tackle.
While he did play the position at Nevada, the Browns slid him inside because of his lack of arm length. They’re now counting on him to overcome this and be fine against some of the speed rushers he will face. They also hope that rookie Austin Corbett will be fine at left guard in his place.
That’s also not a guarantee. So, maybe the best thing to do is try and get some backup options. Here we look at three players who they could try and pry from other franchises via trade.