Cleveland Browns biggest remaining needs after Odell Beckham Jr. trade
4. Offensive line depth
When the Browns traded for Vernon, they moved starting right guard Kevin Zeitler to the New York Giants. There were a couple of motives in trading Zeitler, including the Browns moving his large contract. But the biggest reason they moved Zeitler in the trade was to get Austin Corbett into the starting lineup.
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The 33rd overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft was stuck on the depth chart behind Zeitler, J.C. Tretter, and Joel Bitonio. After not being able to get on the field last season, Dorsey needed to make a move to get one of his early draft selections on the field.
However, now that Zeitler is gone and Corbett will be inserted into the starting lineup at right guard, the Browns no longer have a swing linemen. With Corbett no longer being used as a reserve, the Browns are going to need to find a backup linemen that can play either guard spot or at center.
It is important for the Browns to find a solid sixth linemen because they need to be prepared if there is an emergency during games. The one thing the Browns must do each and every week is to keep franchise quarterback Baker Mayfield healthy. Just in case a starting offensive linemen gets hurt during a game, the Browns need to have a good backup to keep Mayfield standing in the backfield.
This is a need the Browns can wait on and do not need to address right away. Although most of the free agent offensive linemen have already been paid, they can see if players get cut later on in the off-season. They can also find solid, young offensive linemen in the draft. But it is a need the Browns should address at some point.