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Desmond Harrison, LT

The Cleveland Browns might not have to draft a left tackle.

Desmond Harrison is far from the  Pro Bowl caliber player he replaced, but he showed great improvement in only his fourth NFL game, posting a 72.9 grade during the Raiders’ loss.

He was borderline elite in pass blocking (84.5), while getting good marks (68.1) in run blocking.

With a quarterback who gets rid of the ball quickly, coupled with a running attack that forces defenses to stay on their toes, it’s amazing how much better the line clicks.

Harrison’s progress is a reason to celebrate, but at the same time, there’s a reason to shake your head over Austin Corbett, who was a healthy scratch in Week 4.

The 33rd overall pick in the draft was chosen to play left tackle…I think. The Browns were never really super clear how they would use his talents. His future didn’t look like it would be at left tackle, or left guard, the position he played in college.

Cleveland basically used the first pick in the second round to draft their center of the future, which is not ideal because this team needs help now.

At least they didn’t use the 19th pick, which was used to pick center bust Cameron Erving.