3. Drew Forbes, Guard
One player that has a ton of potential but must show up big during camp is interior offensive lineman, Drew Forbes. After being drafted in the sixth round of the 2019 draft, there was a lot of hope that Forbes could eventually start for the Browns.
Not only has he shown great improvement, but he fits well in the Stefanski wide-zone scheme. He’s an athletic lineman who can pull inside or outside.
However, I don’t think it’s safe to say he is currently a slam dunk to make this team. Remember, many thought Forbes and Teller would have a battle for the starting right guard position in 2020. After Forbes opted out of the season, Teller took over and performed at an all-pro level.
Not only that, but the Cleveland Browns also drafted Nick Harris in the fifth round of the 2020 draft who has also shown a ton of potential. He can play center or guard and played well last season when forced to fill in because of injuries.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s Forbes’s spot to lose on the active roster, but guys like Michael Dunn and Bake Hance won’t make it easy. Both guys got thrown into action because of injuries and COVID-19 restrictions, and both played extremely well.
If Forbes shows up thinking he has an easy in on this team and doesn’t put the effort in, he could be a surprise cut before week one to give a young guy a chance to continue to develop.