Biggest takeaways from Day One of Cleveland Browns training camp
Austin Corbett gets first chance as first-team right guard
When the Cleveland Browns traded Kevin Zeitler during the offseason, it seemed like Austin Corbett was in position to become the starting guard. But during the offseason program, Corbett’s lack of reps with the first-team was surprising.
The offseason program showed that Corbett was going to be in a competition for the starting right guard job with Kyle Kalis and Eric Kush. And it almost appeared that Kalis had the leg up for the starting job after he played many reps with the first-team offense.
But on Thursday, Corbett got the first crack at earning the starting right-guard job. However, Corbett was not able to show much with the team not having a full-contact practice until Saturday. Once the team puts on pads is when the right guard competition will start to heat up.
Kitchens said that they will be rotating at right guard to see “who wants the job.” But it’s likely a good sign for Corbett that he got the first reps of camp. After being selected in the second-round of the 2018 NFL Draft, there is a lot of pressure on Corbett to earn a starting job this season.
The right guard competition will likely last for most of training camp and could turn into a heated battle. But Corbett getting the first looks for the job should boost his confidence for the rest of camp.