The Cleveland Browns could use depth along the offensive line. If Garrett Bradbury is still available in round 2, the Browns should trade up to get him.
The Cleveland Browns are setting themselves up for a title run. Part of the fallout of a title push is that the NFL Draft, normally the highlight of Browns fans offseason, has become almost an afterthought in the team building process.
Nonetheless, there are areas the Browns can improve through the draft. The focus for fans has been on defensive tackle, cornerback, and safety. The emphasize in each of these areas is to look to the draft to find an immediate starter. The Browns may be in that mode. But so far, general manager John Dorsey has sought to fill needs by trade or free agency. This year’s draft may be a place where depth and developmental players may be found.
John Dorsey has a history of drafting linemen and quarterbacks in every draft. Why should this draft be any different? Besides, the trade of guard Kevin Zeitler to the New York Giants has elevated the hope that second-year guard Austin Corbett can become a productive player. If he does, there will be a need for more depth at interior offensive line – especially center.
It seems like a no brainer. The Browns need offensive line depth and John Dorsey likes to draft linemen. Is there an interior lineman joining the Browns on Day 2? If so, one name to watch would be North Carolina State center Garrett Bradbury.