Round 5, Pick 155: Lamont Gaillard, C, Georgia
After trading away Austin Reitler in 2018, the Browns didn’t have a true backup center on their roster. This season, Eric Kush most likely will fill that role but he has spent most of his career playing guard — and could push Austin Corbett there as well.
With their second pick in the fifth round, they decide to add someone who has more recent experience playing in the middle of the line. Georgia’s Lamont Gaillard is the choice and he’s one of my favorite late-round gems in this class.
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A former team captain and three-year starter for the Bulldogs, Gaillard helped pave the way for Nick Chubb back when the two were teammates in Athens. He’s also done some of his best work against the elite teams in the SEC — such as Alabama, a team littered with NFL talent on their defensive line.
Round 5, Pick 170: Olisaemeka Udoh, OT, Elon
Greg Robinson is playing on a one-year deal in 2019 and has a shot at becoming the future at left tackle. He also could prove to be the same player he was with the St. Louis Rams who took him at No. 2 overall back in 2014.
In order to protect themselves, Cleveland adds some talent to develop in Elon’s Oli Udoh. The small-school prospect met with the Browns during the pre-draft process and has a shot at turning into a starter in the NFL with the right coaching.