Retooling the Cleveland Browns 2.0: Mock draft post-Senior Bowl
Ben Bredeson arguably has the best track record out of any offensive line prospect in this draft. He has a whopping 45 career starts at Michigan and was voted as a team captain twice, both in 2018 and 2019. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 325 pounds, he has great size to be an elite offensive lineman for whichever team drafts him. With the Browns having a need at right guard, Bredeson could be the man to fill the role.
Bredeson is a career left guard in college, starting all 45 games at the position. The Browns obviously have Pro Bowl offensive lineman Joel Bitonio at left guard, but Bill Callahan should be able to develop Bredeson into an elite right guard. The Browns hired the best offensive line coach in the NFL, and needs to give him the talent he needs to build the league’s best unit. Grabbing two starters to rebuild that right side of the line in the draft would be a huge improvement for the team.
As a little fun fact, he also won the Joe Thomas award, which is the award given to the best high school offensive lineman in Wisconsin back in 2015. Bredeson is going to have a long career in the NFL for whatever team he gets drafted to, and I hope that team is the Cleveland Browns. Pairing him up with Jedrick Wills Jr. to rebuild the Browns right side of the offensive line would give Baker Mayfield the pocket protection he deserves. With Wills Jr. and Bredeson on the offensive line, you could even see Nick Chubb rush for even more yards in 2020 than he did in 2019.