Offensive Tackle Shon Coleman
Shon Coleman’s presence on this list seems quite surprising. Especially since he entered training camp as the team’s starting left tackle. But ever since being demoted from the starting job after the team moved Joel Bitonio to left tackle, Coleman has quickly dropped down the depth chart.
After being replaced as the starter, Coleman was jumped on the depth chart by Greg Robinson, and has lost snaps to undrafted rookie Desmond Harrison. Although he was listed as the second-team right tackle against the Eagles, Robinson and Harrison played the most snaps.
Coleman was demoted from the starter role after struggling in training camp, albeit primarily going up against Myles Garrett for most of the practices. But after struggling at right tackle for the entire 2017 season, the coaching staff were not liking the odds of Coleman holding his own at left tackle.
It appears that the final backup tackle job will go to either Coleman or Robinson. Both have not played great in the preseason, but the edge could go to Robinson because of one reason: versatility.
Although Robinson has played solely at tackle for the Browns, Robinson has NFL experience playing at guard. In order to save roster spots, organizations will favor offensive linemen that can play multiple positions on the line. Coleman has only ever played tackle for the Browns.
Harrison has a good shot at making the roster due to his potential. He missed the first half of training camp and preseason because of an injury. But if the Browns want to have him for the future, putting him on waivers to try and get him on the practice squad would be a huge risk.
Coleman will need to take advantage of his snaps on Thursday if he wants to stay on the roster. Despite starting last year, he has a lot to prove if he wants to win a job.