2. Who will start at right guard?
John Dorsey has made some impressive moves in his two offseasons with Cleveland. However, one deal that he made which could have a negative impact is the trade for defensive end Olivier Vernon. While Vernon was a great pick up and surely helps the defensive line improve, the price for his services was high.
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In order to land Vernon, Dorsey surrendered right guard Kevin Zeitler who was an integral part of the Browns offensive line. As hard as it was to see him go, the logic behind the move was sound, especially considering the fact that the team spent the 33rd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Austin Corbett.
The Nevada product spent last year transitioning from tackle to guard and was expected to replace the veteran. As long as he could do that, this move would be a win as the interior of the O-line would remain strong and the defensive line would be vastly improved.
The problem is, it’s still uncertain if Corbett can be an effective starter at this point. Despite his lofty draft status, and Dorsey’s belief in him, Corbett has yet to prove he can be a starter in the NFL. In fact, he spent the offseason programs working with the second team as Kyle Kalis took first-team reps. One of the more concerning questions facing this team in training camp is what will happen at this position and who will end up being the starter.