2. Nick Harris is the real deal
All eyes have been on Jedrick Wills, and for good reason. The Alabama offensive tackle was taken at No. 10 overall by the Browns, and he’s making a huge switch in the NFL. Not only is he going up in competition but he’ll also be moving from the right side of the offensive line to the left side. It’s a pretty big transition, and while he’s good enough to do it there’s going to be some work needed on his part.
However, he’s not the only rookie lineman on Cleveland’s roster this year. They also have Nick Harris, who they took in the fifth round out of Washington. Harris is a talented center prospect and has been playing with the first team since training camp began due to starter J.C. Tretter having to have surgery on his knee.
Harris has had to go up against the best defensive lineman on the team, which is a really helpful thing for him. And the good thing for the team is that the rookie has been holding his own — which is encouraging since there’s still a chance that he could be starting in Week 1 if Tretter isn’t ready to go.
While it’s not ideal to have a fifth-round rookie starting in the middle of your line, Harris has given the team plenty of reasons to believe in him.