Re-thinking 53-man Browns roster after cut down
Browns Roster: Offensive Line (9)
Jedrick Wills, Joel Bitonio, J.C. Tretter, Wyatt Teller, Jack Conklin, James Hudson III, Drew Forbes, Nick Harris, Michael Dunn
PUP: Chris Hubbard
The strength of the entire Browns team rests in their offensive line. What was once their biggest weakness is now their identity as Andrew Berry and Kevin Stefanski made sure to improve this position through free agency, the draft, and a coaching hire.
First was the hiring of Bill Callahan who might be the best offensive line coach in the NFL. Then they signed Jack Conklin before drafting Jedrick Wills. These bookends played outside with Joel Bitonio, J.C. Tretter, and Wyatt Teller playing in the middle.
All five return for 2021, and we predict here that Cleveland will go with four reserves. First is James Hudson III, the rookie from Cincinnati. He showed in Week 1 of the preseason that he has work to do but still could develop into a solid player. Drew Forbes is able to play outside and in, and Michael Dunn performed well when called upon.
Lastly, there’s Nick Harris who can play both center and guard, but the spot he’s best at is in the middle. He could be the future replacement for Tretter but for now, serves as the backup center in 2021.