3. Andrew Thomas, Left Tackle
This one just feels too easy not to happen. The Cleveland Browns added a great right tackle in free agency when they agreed to terms with Jack Conklin. However, they still need help on the left side with no real options at this point.
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Since Joe Thomas retired ahead of the 2018 season, Cleveland has been hurting in this department. Thomas was an iron-man for them and locked the position down for more than a decade but after his departure, the position became an albatross.
First, it was Desmond Harrison who got the start as an undrafted free agent but he lasted just eight games. Next up was Greg Robinson but he too struggled and was told he wouldn’t return — and an arrest this offseason guarantees there will be no take-backs on that decision.
With all that being said, Cleveland seems to be set on adding a left tackle early and there are varying reports on how they will address that. It seems likely that Ezra Cleveland could be in the plans via a trade down but they would do better for themselves staying put and landing Andrew Thomas.
The Georgia left tackle is a plug and play starter who will ensure the Browns won’t have to worry about the position again for another decade. He might not have some of the freakish athleticism some of the other prospects do but Thomas is a safe pick who does everything well. He would make the entire offense better as his success would make life easier on everyone in the huddle.