Cleveland Browns: 3 Weakest positions heading into 2018

(Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
(Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images) /
3 of 4
Joel Bitonio Cleveland Browns
BALTIMORE, MD – OCTOBER 11: Guard Joel Bitonio #75 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after kicker Travis Coons #6 of the Cleveland Browns kicked an overtime field goal to defeat the Baltimore Ravens 33-30 during a game at M&T Bank Stadium on October 11, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

2. Offensive tackle

Leading up to the game, the Browns reportedly are still trying to figure out who will play left tackle. The smart move is to keep Joel Bitonio here and have Austin Corbett play left guard because that’s how they’ve been doing things the whole preseason.

It’s encouraging that Desmond Harrison is showing enough to make the team consider a move because before that happened, the tackle position was a lost cause. Moving Bitonio over was supposed to be ‘Plan Z’ after starting offseason programs with Shon Coleman at left tackle.

Anyone who paid attention knew that was a disaster waiting to happen. Coleman struggled at right tackle, so moving him to a tougher position made no sense at all. After about two snaps, the Browns were freaking out and they knew former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson wasn’t the answer.

More from Browns News

That led them to move Bitonio over and inserting rookie Austin Corbett in Bitonio’s old guard spot. This is probably the best answer for now, but it’s also frustrating that the staff thought they could slap a band-aid one of the most important positions on the field.

Right tackle is better because they at least addressed it by adding Chris Hubbard. The former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle came over to provide an upgrade to Coleman — the same guy the coaches thought could replace Joe Thomas.

However, the depth behind him is suspect. Robinson would probably be called upon in a pinch, but he’s already failed at a couple spots. The depth here is beyond concerning.