Loser: Offensive Guard Austin Corbett
When the Cleveland Browns traded Kevin Zeitler to the New York Giants, it gave Austin Corbett a golden opportunity to jump into the starting offensive line and stay there. And after not making an impact his rookie season, it was the opportunity he needed.
However, stepping into the starting right guard job has not been what Corbett has expected to this point. Instead, he may be seeing the job slip away from him more than securing the job.
During the two OTA practices open to the media, Corbett was seen with the second-team offensive line more than the starting offensive line. When with the second-team, Corbett was being played at center.
Browns offensive line coach James Campen said Corbett was still working as the first-team right guard when the media was not at practice. However, even if that is the case, it is concerning that Corbett is not working full-time with the starters to build continuity with the group.
There is still plenty of time for Corbett to turn things around, and the real story will be told when the linemen have the pads on and are able to hit. But OTA’s seem to have been a major step back for Corbett in a time when he needed to show he has what it takes to be a starting NFL offensive linemen.