Remember a few years back the Browns offensive line didn’t win to many battles in the trenches? We have seen what a bad offensive lines can do to Quarterbacks and it’s not a pretty sight. Those days are behind us and the key to a winning team is their offensive line and we got a pretty good group here in Cleveland.
The Browns traded back a few times in the 2009 draft to finally select Alex Mack. Mack started all 16 games for the Browns last season. He did make a few rookie mistakes this past season but seemed to work them out over the course his first year. He is entering into his second season and should be a rock on this line for this year and years to come.
The Guard from Iowa is entering his fourth year as a Brown. He started all but two games since he joined the team in 2007. Steinbach struggled a little bit last season but overall had another good year for the team and should continue his success in 2010.
John St. Clair
St. Clair is entering his 12thyear in the league and second here in Cleveland. St. Clair seemed to struggle last season with the Browns. Hopefully the veteren Tackle can rebound from last years struggles and compete this year for a starting position. John would start on many offensive lines in the league and at least adds depth to the position for the Browns.
Pashos is playing for his fourthteam in seven years after being drafted by the Ravens in 2003. Tony has had a problem with injuries in the past but (I know it is a huge but) if he can stay healthy should could be a Starter on the Line. He is an aggressive and talented lineman that can help this football team this season.
The name says it all. If not the best Tackle in the NFL no question top 5 best offensive linemen in the league. Joe only gave up one sack last season and has anchored the Browns offensive line since the team drafted him. The kid from Wisconsin has been the Browns best draft pick since the team has returned in 99.
“Pork Chop” started nine games for the team in 2009. He adds depth to the position and is an experienced player who can still play the game at a pretty high level. Womack like St. Clair would start for a lot of offensive lines across the league.
Ghiaciuc was drafted by the Bengals in 2005 and started all 16 games for the team in 2008. Ghiaciuc was signed by the Browns to add depth to the O-line and back up Alex Mack. Eric can also play guard and should contribute in 2010.
Lauvao drafted in the second round from Arizona State could compete for a starting job with the team at some point this season. Lauvao is 6?2 315 Ilbs and is a football player that can play his position. The team has veterans that should show the Shawn the ropes of being an NFL lineman. I expect Lauvao to start for this football team next to Alex Mack.
The Browns have couple undrafted guys trying to make the team this season. A couple names to remember are Billy Yates and Joel Reindeers. Reindeers is 6-7 320 Ilbs and looks like a football player.