3. Quenton Nelson, Guard, Indianapolis Colts
The addition of Jack Conklin to play right tackle and Jedrick Wills, Jr. to play left tackle could help the Browns turn a major weakness into a position of strength. It’s no secret that Cleveland’s offensive line was their worst position group in 2019 and that had a lot to do with Baker Mayfield regressing.
It doesn’t excuse all the issues Baker struggled with during 2019, but the continual pressure coming off the edges was awful. Just as bad was the lack of a clean pocket to step up in as the interior of the line had its own issues as well.
Center J.C. Tretter played injured much of the season and that caused some problems for him but the real issue was at right guard. They had things set on the left side with Joel Bitonio doing his thing, but the right guard was a revolving door for the Browns. In the end, Wyatt Teller seemed to be the winner there but Cleveland would still be better if they could find someone that provides an upgrade.
This brings up Quenton Nelson, who is one of the top guards in the entire NFL. The Indianapolis Colts took Nelson at No. 6 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft and he’s already been named to two Pro Bowls. He’s a stud in both the running game and the passing game, but it’s the way he can bulldoze players in the ground attack that would make him so ideal for the Browns.
Having Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt run behind a mauler such as Nelson would be nearly impossible to stop.