Left tackle: Joe Thomas, Shon Coleman, Austin Pasztor
Right Tackle: Alvin Bailey, Spencer Drango, Shon Coleman
Book your trip to the Hall of Fame for five years after Joe Thomas retires. He’s the surest thing on the Browns roster, and he’s the foundation of which the offensive line is built.
At right tackle, now is the time for Alvin Bailey. The former Seattle Seahawks lineman has experience, having started eight games and appearing in 42 during his NFL career. He’s also seen first-team reps this spring and the Browns have been impressed with what they’ve seen.
Shon Coleman will be interesting to watch going into camp, simply to see how NFL ready he is, competing against other professionals. He missed spring practice recovering from an MCL injury.
With Coleman out this spring, Spencer Drango took the opportunity to impress coaches at mini camp and OTAs. The rookie looks the part of a starting offensive lineman, but fell to the Browns in the fifth round. Baylor played in a funky Baylor offense, and that might’ve cost him in the draft. His future looks bright with the Browns, and Cleveland likes him at right tackle.
Drango gets the nod as the backup right tackle just because Coleman is going to have adjust going from the left to right side. Hopefully, the line will stay healthy and both of these guys get the opportunity to learn the nuances of playing the position at the professional level.
Austin Pasztor can act as insurance for the rookies. He’s versatile, seeing time at guard in 2015 because Cameron Erving was so bad. Pasztor was a noticeable improvement over over Erving, but that isn’t saying much considering how bad Cam was.