1. Austin Corbett
There’s no denying that John Dorsey has done a tremendous job rebuilding the Cleveland Browns roster. Entering their second season with him calling the shots, the Browns suddenly have a legitimate franchise quarterback in Baker Mayfield, two bell-cow running backs in Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt, an unreal receiving duo in Odell Beckham, Jr. and Jarvis Landry, and two stud cornerbacks who were added in the past two drafts in Denzel Ward and Greedy Williams.
As great as Dorsey has done in all those areas, there was one move that hasn’t panned out so far — and has to be getting under his skin. With the 33rd overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Dorsey took Nevada offensive tackle Austin Corbett. Cleveland then moved Corbett inside to guard but his transition was slow and he spent his rookie season playing mainly on special teams.
This year, there was a hope he could take over the starting right guard position but that hasn’t panned out. However, Corbett seemed to find his spot as he played well at center in Week 1. That led to the Browns playing him there again when they faced Indianapolis, but Corbett took a huge step backward.
Throughout the entire game, Corbett was snapping the ball high which got his quarterback out of rhythm. There was one series where he twice caused Garrett Gilbert to have to leap in order to bring the ball in. It was getting so bad that Gilbert actually started to leap on the third snap, but then caught himself as it was a good snap that time.
Corbett also had one particularly bad play where his poor snap caused David Blough to have to tuck the ball and run to salvage what he could. Making matters worse, the second-year offensive lineman was also flagged for holding on that play.
There’s still time for him to turn things around and have a good career, but the start of Austin Corbett’s tenure with Cleveland has been pretty rough.