Cleveland can go in any number of ways with the No. 10 overall pick. They can keep it and take the best player available. They can trade back and get extra picks in the middle rounds where this draft class tends to be deep in. But assuming they stay at No. 10, and Thomas is still on the board, he needs to be the pick.
Andrew Thomas may be the best offensive tackle in this draft class. Tristan Wirfs tested off the charts at the combine and his stock has risen to where he will be the first tackle taken off the board. But Thomas is very sound.
Thomas is a four-year starter in the SEC and played against top edge-rushers throughout his entire career. He absolutely has the size, strength, and athleticism to be a very good starting tackle in the NFL for years to come.
With Bill Callahan coming in to coach the Browns offensive line, Thomas would get the benefit of having one of the best offensive line coaches in the NFL teach him how to play at the NFL level. And with the agility that Thomas displays, playing in a zone-blocking scheme should help maximize his abilities.
This is a pick that should put a smile on quarterback Baker Mayfield’s face.