OT Cameron Erving (Chiefs)
The Colquitt County High alum might be the most notable name the Browns have let go in order to join a Super Bowl challenging team. Cameron Erving left Norman Park, GA to go to Florida State where he was actually a defensive lineman for the Seminoles. During his third year with the club, he was moved from defensive tackle to offensive tackle and was immediately penciled in at left tackle where he played the entirety of his redshirted-sophomore season.
Erving made enough of an impact in college to be selected in the first round, at pick no. 19 to the Cleveland Browns in the 2015 NFL Draft. Erving came into the Browns organization and was moved to guard, where he’d play for a time before eventually being moved to center to replace the departing Alex Mack. He played in just 17 games for the Browns in his two years with the organization before getting traded to the Chiefs for a measly fifth-round draft pick (hail Sashi).
During Erving’s time with the Chiefs, while not a full-time starter, he has spot-started 25 out of 48 games. He’s shown his versatility playing multiple positions on the line in a given year and has shown the organization his value in his versatility. Perhaps not a full-time starter in Kansas City with standout tackles in Schwartz and Eric Fisher but in Cleveland, he could’ve been a game-changer at so many positions. With how bad the line was for the entire year and the need to fill both tackles and right guard spot in the off-season, it’s hard to not argue that the guy that was drafted in the first round, who was given up for a box of peanuts, would’ve been a viable piece in protecting Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield.