Who Are the 5 Best Tackles Drafted by the Cleveland Browns?
The Cleveland Browns will likely draft an offensive tackle with the tenth overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. This got me thinking about how the Browns have done historically at drafting that position.
How likely is it that the Cleveland Browns will draft an offensive tackle in the first round? As the Scouting Combine was wrapping up, Nathan Zegura said on Cleveland Browns Daily that, according to his sources, the Browns front office and coaching staff are aligned on drafting a tackle.
Considering the importance that owner Jimmy Haslam places on “being aligned”, I think you can say that drafting a tackle is a near certainty. Of course, which tackle that will be is a subject of debate between now and the draft.
In the next few weeks, the NFL kicks off a new league year. And that means the start of free agency. There are several veteran offensive tackles that may interest the Browns. Then there’s the possibility of the NFLPA ratifying the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). And teams will have a new salary cap number to digest. All of those things could change the roster composition. But even if the Browns sign a free agent, the belief is they will still draft a tackle.
With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to take a look back on drafts of yesteryear to see just how well the Browns have done at drafting tackles. The Browns have drafted a surprising number of players at that position.
Not all pan out, and most were names that I couldn’t recall. But there were five that I found to be the best of the bunch, but I may have missed someone. So let me know who your favorite is, or who I’ve left off.
The tackles are presented in chronological order (from earliest to most recent draft year).