Daily Dawg Tags: Austin Corbett an all-time worst Cleveland Browns pick?
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The Cleveland Browns 2018 NFL Draft class was vital in helping turn the franchise around as quickly as they did. In three of the first four selections, they drafted their franchise quarterback, a potential shutdown cornerback, and a dynamic, bell-cow running back. But mixed in between those picks was Austin Corbett.
Corbett was the first selection of the second round. It was not surprising that the Browns selected an offensive linemen because of their need at left tackle. But it was a surprise they felt Corbett was the guy they needed.
It became quickly evident that Corbett was going to be a miss. Despite being a high draft pick, he could never get on the field. And with the Browns needing help on the offensive line, that was a problem.
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Today’s featured article discusses why Corbett was one of the worst Browns draft selections since the team returned to Cleveland in 1999.
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Austin Corbett was one of the Cleveland Browns’ worst draft picks of the last 20 years – Doug Lesmerises, Cleveland.com
"Corbett didn’t win anything. He never had it. Not only did Dorsey reach for him at a time when picking a Joe Thomas replacement would have made sense, he then traded a borderline All-Pro in Zeitler while anticipating Corbett was ready in Year 2. No one clears a spot for Eric Kush."
The Browns selection of Corbett in 2018 is proof as to why teams should not overdraft for position and instead draft the best available player. Corbett should not have been the 33rd overall selection, and the Browns are paying the price for picking him that high.
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