Brock Hoffman (R)
The Cleveland Browns will likely only carry two true centers, and find a way to keep Dawson Deaton as a multi-positional backup. Due to that, I don’t see Brock Hoffman making the team.
A lot of people are high on Nick Harris but I don’t see it. He’s bullied off the point of attack, he gets driven back on passing plays and he can’t move guys off the line on running plays. He’s got a great center of gravity and can get low in and out of his stance but once he finds someone stronger than him, his technique is shot. There’s potential, sure, but potential starts to be an albatross after too long. This is really it for him to prove he can be a starter. There’s no reason to hang onto a fourth-year center who can’t play the position he was drafted to play.
I’m baffled that the Browns cut JC Tretter. I’m also baffled by how many people don’t get how good he was. The Browns hurt their offensive line and with the cap space they have, they had no reason to do that. Pocic was the centerpiece of one of Seattle’s worst offensive lines in over a decade, and his joining isn’t the big-time swing some want to will it to be.