After the Cleveland Browns selected him No. 33 overall in 2018, offensive lineman Austin Corbett has barely seen the field as a pro. Now, the Nevada product will be getting a change of scenery as the Browns trade him to the Los Angeles Rams.
The case of Austin Corbett has been a rather curious one since the Cleveland Browns drafted him at the top of the second round in 2018. As part of Cleveland’s 2018 draft class, which included such names as Baker Mayfield, Denzel Ward, and Nick Chubb, Corbett always seemed out of place when looking through the draft class.
Once heralded as the next Joel Bitonio, then the starting right guard in Kevin Zeitler’s absence, Corbett found himself off of the active roster for most of 2019.
Now, Corbett will have a chance to play somewhere else. The Browns announced on Tuesday afternoon that they’d be trading the offensive lineman to the Los Angeles Rams for a 2021 draft pick that has yet to be disclosed.
This trade feels like general manager John Dorsey admitting he was wrong about this one. Whatever the pick ends up being, it’s clear that Corbett was never going to play in Cleveland.
He had the chance to secure the starting right guard spot during training camp, and lost out to 2013 sixth-round pick Eric Kush. He then was given a shot to prove his skill at center, but that honestly didn’t go any better for him.
No matter what the compensation is, the Corbett pick will go down as the biggest blemish on John Dorsey’s resume in Cleveland.