4. Ricky Wagner, RT, Packers
There’s a case to be made for the Browns to draft an offensive tackle, and one possible plan was laid out in the Factory’s 7-round mock draft. Good teams stock up on the position, as backup linemen become invaluable when injuries hit.
Cleveland’s starting tackles are cemented in stone with Jedrick Wills on the left side, opposite all-pro Jack Conklin.
The third and fourth players at the position early need to be identified, though. Chris Hubbard, the line’s sixth man, is coming off ACL surgery and this will likely be his final season with the organization.
Michael Dunn, a hero in the wild card win over the Steelers, will certainly get more of a look after spending the 2020 campaign on the practice squad.
As for Wagner, there’s rumors he might retire. He’s 31 and battle knee injuries last season, and it took a couple games to find his footing after returning. However, if the Browns could sign him to a team friendly contract, they’d be getting a player who posted a 77.1 grade (considered good) in 2020, according to Pro Football Focus.
Wagner played about 58 percent of Green Bay’s snaps last season. Ideally, in Cleveland, he wouldn’t play unless needed.