2019 NFL Draft: 5 players Cleveland Browns should pick in 2nd round

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3. Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia

The offensive line has been stablized for the time being, but the long-term future is still a little fuzzy. Austin Corbett will slide into Kevin Zeitler’s old spot at left guard, while Greg Robinson’s one-year pact ensures left tackle is wrapped up for the 2019 campaign.

But what about 2020 and beyond? There’s still no long-term answer to replacing Joe Thomas at left tackle. Robinson could play well and the Browns could extend him, although neither is written in stone.

Robinson could always be switched to right tackle down the road, although he’s going to be looking for left tackle dollars when his free agency clock is up against next winter.

With the position the Browns have put themselves in this season, perhaps it’d be best to explore adding a left tackle, in particularly, West Virginia’s Yodny Cajuste.

The 6-foot-5, 321-pounder started 11 games for the Mountaineers last season. Critics will argue that he’d be best served moving to guard. To which I’d argue, how about a redshirt year like Corbett just had? Strength can be added.

The Browns can afford to be patient with a player such as Cajuste, thanks to moves made by John Dorsey this offseason. All of his trades accelerated the Browns pace to compete for the division title and eliminated major needs at EDGE, defensive tackle and receiver.

Corner remains a need, but it all depends which players are still available.