Austin Corbett‘s place with the Cleveland Browns has always been a curious one.
The offensive lineman was taken with a high second-round pick in last year’s draft despite Cleveland already being set at both guard positions. The team’s attempt to have him replace retired left tackle Joe Thomas was a short-lived experiment. He then spent the bulk of the 2018 season riding the pine, only playing in 14 offensive snaps for the entire year.
None of this seemed to play a factor when GM John Dorsey decided to trade veteran Kevin Zeitler in March, seemingly opening the door for Corbett to take over at right guard this season.