3. Desmond Harrison, OT
In 2018, the Browns said goodbye to one of the best to ever wear the orange and brown. Joe Thomas, the iron-man at left tackle, called it a career and suddenly there was a gaping hole in a position that they haven’t had to worry about since 2007. As good as the Browns did filling their holes last season, they were unable to fix this one.
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Without drafting a stud tackle, Cleveland ended up looking to an undrafted free agent to try and groom for the spot. Desmond Harrison was the guy they went for, and he has plenty of upside. Originally enrolled at Texas, Harrison was unable to make it to the field for them and wound up spending his collegiate career playing at West Georgia.
He showed amazing athleticism for a big man but wasn’t ready to start. That didn’t keep Hue Jackson and Todd Haley from going with Harrison at left tackle to start Week 1. Unsurprisingly, it didn’t go well for him — and it didn’t help that Harrison missed most of training camp due to an injury.
Eventually, he was replaced by Greg Robinson, who played rather well. Robinson is someone the Browns want back, but Harrison should be allowed to compete for a starting spot once again. With a full year under his belt and an entire offseason to prepare, Harrison could surprise and begin to reach his potential. If he does, that could help the offense tremendously.