5 Most overhyped Cleveland Browns in 2020

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5. Wyatt Teller and Drew Forbes, Right Guard

With the first entrant, we are already bending the rules as two players come in at No. 5, but it’s due to the fact that these are the two names most commonly associated with the weakest link n the Browns offensive line. Heading into the offseason, Cleveland wanted to address their line, which was a disaster in 2019.

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They did this by adding Jack Conklin in free agency and Jedrick Wills in the draft. They also got Chris Hubbard to do a new deal in order to reduce his salary. While he wasn’t the answer at right tackle, he gives them an experienced swing tackle should they need to turn to him due to an injury.

Cleveland’s issues at tackle were well-documented, but so was the problem they had at right guard. Former general manager John Dorsey decided to trade Kevin Zeitler away in the offseason for Olivier Vernon and no one was able to adequately replace Zeitler.

Eric Kush and Justin McCray each had a turn but Wyatt Teller ended up taking the job over by season’s end. Now as the team prepares for 2020, it seems as though it’s Teller’s job to lose and the one name thrown out as a major contender alongside him is Drew Forbes.

That’s a lot of faith being placed in two players who haven’t done a whole lot in the NFL yet. Teller, to his credit, has 16 starts now over the past two seasons but he was traded away from Buffalo for a late-round pick. As for Forbes, he missed the majority of his rookie season and is transitioning from offensive tackle to guard.

It remains to be seen if the team will be right in relying on these options for right guard, but we all know how bad it can be when the line doesn’t get the job done.