Stefan Wisniewski, G/C
What’s often lost when discussing the trades made the Brown this offseason is the talent they parted with in exchange. For example, they did get a starting end to play opposite Myles Garrett, but it cost them one of the better right guards in the game. In landing Olivier Vernon, Cleveland surrendered Kevin Zeitler.
The thought process for general manager John Dorsey was easy to see in this scenario though. Yes, he lost a great player but he did spend the No. 33 pick on Austin Corbett out of Nevada last year. The rookie didn’t see the field much but Dorsey is excited about his potential.
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However, he did make a transition from tackle in college to guard in the pros which is why he basically redshirted in 2018. That’s easier said than done and Corbett will have to prove he can handle his new job this year to keep the starting gig.
There’s a little bit of faith being exercised here in that no one knows how Corbett will handle the job. Dorsey did try and protect the team some by signing Eric Kush in the offseason but Kush has had his share of injury problems including a neck issue in 2018.
With that being said, it may be wise to bring in someone else with some experience and one option still on the market is Stefan Wisniewski who spent the past three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles where he won a Super Bowl.
Wisniewski has appeared in 123 games with 101 starts. He also has experience at guard and center — and the Browns could use a backup to J.C. Tretter which means Wisniewski serves a great purpose even if he can’t win the job.