Three players that should be on the Cleveland Browns wish list for 2019
Trent Brown, OT
Trent Brown is one offensive lineman that I personally really like to watch. I saw more of his film when he played for the 49ers, when he was playing right tackle. The Patriots this season switched him to left tackle, after trading for him during the draft. Brown being able to play both positions at a high level adds to his value significantly.
Trent Brown was a 7th round pick by the 49ers in the 2015 NFL draft. Since then, he has started 44 of the possible 48 games he was healthy for in the NFL.
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The Patriots sent the 95th pick in the 2018 draft (which ended up being Tarvarius Moore) to the 49ers in exchange for Brown and the 143rd pick in the draft (which ended up being Ja’whaun Bentley).
Brown was the centerpiece of the trade, and showed his value for the Patriots by starting all 16 games at left tackle. Ja’whaun Bentley started two of the first three games this season before breaking his arm and going on injured reserve. Tarvarius Moore also played 16 games this season, starting two.
It would be shocking to see the Patriots let Trent Brown walk. They acquired Brown for a reason, and he’s only 25. Next season he will be 26 and will only be getting better at his craft. He is listed on pro-football-reference.com as 6-8, 380lbs. With a huge frame like that, he can develop into one of the best tackles in the NFL.
Von Miller gave Brown some serious praise with a comment calling him one of the tackles in the league that “gives him trouble”, saying that Brown has a very bright future in the league. Former teammate Joe Staley said that Brown could be as good as anyone the NFL has ever seen. Staley even said that Brown could end up being as good as Jonathan Ogden.
Like I stated before, it would be very shocking to see the Patriots let him walk. However, if the Browns threw him a contract that he couldn’t refuse, the Patriots wouldn’t be able to match it.