Cleveland Browns: 2. Nick Harris, C
One position group that largely gets overlooked is the offensive line. It is the nature of the position. They do the heavy lifting and get the least amount of credit. A good day on the offensive line, generally means no one is talking about your performance, with the exception of Brian Baldinger. I love that guy.
The Browns starting offensive line is the most complete in the NFL. Even the backups are outstanding. However, the Browns probably are not going to carry more than nine offensive linemen on their roster. More than likely eight will end up being the magic number.
The Browns selected Nick Harris in the 2020 NFL draft to be the heir apparent to their current center, JC Tretter. Harris is a fine player, but his inability to be multiple in terms of line positions he can play efficiently may be his undoing. Harris did play guard for two games last season but was exposed in the second of those games for not being able to anchor against the bull rush.
With the roster being as tight as it is, the ability to play multiple positions could very well be the deciding factor. Backup left guard, Michael Dunn has taken plenty of reps at center so far this camp and has looked good doing so. It is a numbers game, and the more you can do makes those numbers stretch further. Harris, at this point in his career, is only capable of playing center.
Unless Harris goes out against the Giants on Sunday and absolutely stands out from the pack, he could find himself on the outside looking in when cut day comes.