Cleveland Browns: 3 trade targets to fine-tune offense before 2021 deadline
Cleveland Browns trade target No. 2: Andre Dillard, OT
One of the main reasons Cleveland couldn’t move the ball on their final drive was a fear that their backup offensive tackles couldn’t hold up. Head coach Kevin Stefanski said as much after the game as they didn’t think Blake Hance and James Hudson would protect Baker Mayfield the way Jedrick Wills and Jack Conklin could.
With Wills continuing to battle his ankle issue, as well as the loss of Chris Hubbard who was placed on the IR after triceps surgery, the Browns could look for more depth and that might lead them to Andre Dillard of the Philadelphia Eagles.
A former first-round pick, Dillard has been helpful with Lane Johnson out, but when he returns, the Eagles could be interested in seeing what they could get, as stated by Kristopher Knox of Bleacher Report.
"“If a team is interested in Dillard, the Eagles will almost certainly listen. While he has appeared in both games this season, Dillard has played only two offensive snaps. He’s firmly behind Jordan Mailata at left tackle, and he will be for quite some time after the Eagles signed Mailata to a four-year, $64 million extension earlier this month.” — Knox, Bleacher Report"
It’s true Dillard hasn’t lived up to his draft status but he also hasn’t been a liability. He just simply got beat out by Jordan Mailata and that could benefit the Browns who need some depth this season.