The Cleveland Browns released their unofficial depth chart ahead of their first preseason game and there were a couple of surprises of note
It’s finally game week. The Cleveland Browns will host the Washington Redskins on Thursday night as they kick off the preseason with a night game at home.
With that game rapidly approaching, the team released their first unofficial depth chart via their team’s Twitter account. For the most part, we knew how things would look as the majority of the starters from 2018 are returning this year.
However, there were a couple of interesting placements on the depth chart, with the most notable being Austin Corbett getting the first crack at the starting right guard job, even though it seemed as though someone else was starting to become the favorite for that position.
After feeling as though Eric Kush was starting to emerge as the leader in the right guard battle, it would have made sense to see him in the starting lineup over Corbett, but that won’t happen as the No. 33 overall pick from 2018 will be in the lineup with the starters.
While it seems odd at first, it could be simply due to the fact that Kush has starting experience in the NFL. They understand what he brings to the table whereas Corbett is still quite the unknown as he hardly saw the field as a rookie.
Another interesting tidbit is the fact that Terrance Mitchell is still ahead of Greedy Williams despite the solid play the rookie has exhibited. Could this be to push Williams, or is Mitchell proving to be the better player so far?
Lastly, Ray-Ray Armstrong is starting at the strong-side linebacker spot ahead as Genard Avery and Adarius Taylor are both out injured. Surely Sione Takitaki and Mack Wilson will get their share of snaps, but it would have been nice to see them against starters, especially with two players out.