Cleveland Browns: 15 greatest offensive linemen of all-time

Joe Thomas, Alex Mack, Cleveland Browns. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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We look back over the long and storied history of the Cleveland Browns and look at the 15 greatest offensive linemen to ever wear the orange and brown.

The offensive line was a big topic of conversation for the Cleveland Browns this offseason as they had one big decision to make, as well as a high-profile trade. First up was the status of their left tackle, Greg Robinson who was entering free agency.

A former No. 2 overall pick in 2014, Robinson didn’t last with the St. Louis/Los Angeles Rams and was sent to the Detroit Lions in 2017. He ended that year injured, but got another chance with the Browns in 2018 — a chance he made the most of.

With a good performance in the second half of the season, Robinson earned a shot to be the blindside protector heading into 2019. However, they had to find a deal that worked for both sides — which they did, as a one-year contract was signed that allows him to prove he deserves a long-term deal.

There will be a lot of eyes on him as he continues to try to lock down his spot permanently, but even more will be on Austin Corbett. The No. 33 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft is in the spotlight after general manager John Dorsey traded away right guard Kevin Zeitler in exchange for Olivier Vernon. While Vernon should be a strong presence on the defensive line, Corbett’s ability to play up to his potential could be what decides how this trade will be viewed.

With so much attention being placed on the offensive line, it seems like as good a time as any to look over the Browns’ history up front. Here we dive into the 15 greatest offensive linemen in the team’s existence.