3. Chris Hubbard, RT
Like Desmond Harrison, Chris Hubbard had a difficult time trying to defend the edge, especially against the pass.
And like Harrison, Hubbard is no stranger to giving up pressures this season. Entering the Pittsburgh contest, Hubbard had allowed 20 pressures. He had also allowed a team high six sacks.
Hubbard is one of the free-agent signings John Dorsey made that hasn’t been so great.
Dorsey gave Hubbard a five-year, $36.5 million game contract with about $15 million guaranteed this season. He carries a $5.8 million cap hit this season, according to Sportrac.
This game magnified what’s recently been a problem for the Browns, being that the tackles are being pushed back into Mayfield, forcing the rookie to hold onto the ball to long and to take sacks.
Mayfield took a lot of hits in this one and was mostly running for his life, so it’ll be interesting to see how the line, and in particularly, Harrison and Hubbard grade out.
Harrison has been solid this season when it comes to pass blocking, although he’s been a below average run blocker.