Surprising names fall to Cleveland Browns in new 7-Round mock draft
By Clay Goodwin
Round 1, Pick 10: Andrew Thomas, Offensive Tackle, Georgia
The Browns fill their most glaring void with their first pick. At No. 10, Cleveland selects Andrew Thomas from Georgia. It is likely that OT Jedrick Wills Jr. from Alabama will be gone before the Browns’ selection, so they will choose between Tristan Wirfs from Iowa or Thomas.
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Here, the Browns take Thomas. He played left tackle in college while Wirfs played right. Although Wirfs could surely be able to switch sides, Thomas is a true plug-and-play.
Listed at 6-foot-5 and 320 pounds, Thomas is a massive body to protect quarterback Baker Mayfield’s blindside.
Playing in the SEC, Thomas has been tested by many NFL caliber players. At Georgia, Thomas played in an offense that ran the ball consistently for running back D’andre Swift.
For Cleveland, Thomas will create running lanes for Swift’s old teammate, Nick Chubb. Thomas and Joel Bitonio will make a very stable left side of the line for the Cleveland Browns.
The Browns could take a variety of other impressive players at10th overall, but passing on a cornerstone offensive tackle would be a huge mistake. In the NFL, good teams are made with great offensive and defensive lines. Cleveland will find their left tackle for years to come. This is a great start to rebuilding the line.