2021 NFL Draft: Early draft needs for the Cleveland Browns

Running back Nick Chubb #24 of the Cleveland Browns (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Running back Nick Chubb #24 of the Cleveland Browns (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Cleveland Browns, 2021 NFL Draft
Wyatt Teller #77 of the Cleveland Browns (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

Cleveland Browns 2021 NFL Draft Needs: Right Guard

The Browns invested in the left tackle position with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft and also added Jack Conklin in free agency and are really just one piece away from having a solid offensive line from left to right.

After having multiple offensive guards opt-out of the season, the Browns depth was thinned at the position and the starters weren’t stellar to begin with.

As of now, Wyatt Teller is listed as the starting right guard in Cleveland with a slew of free-agent signings and rookie center-by-trade Nick Harris slated to be the backups. This comes on the heels of the Browns moving one of the best guards in the league in Kevin Zeitler to the Giants just a couple offseasons ago.

In two seasons, one in Cleveland and the other in Buffalo, Teller has started a total of 16 games while playing in 23 after being a fifth-round draft choice in the 2018 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech.

Over 15 games in Cleveland last year, Teller appeared on 54% of the offensive snaps and had just one holding call and no false starts against him.

This season will be telling for Teller about whether or not he can be reliable in that position for the Browns moving forward. If Cleveland has the success they are hoping for, they could be picking in the back half of the first round, which is normally when you start to see interior offensive lineman be selected.

One likely target in the first round for Cleveland is already in their backyard, being the starting right guard at Ohio State, redshirt junior Wyatt Davis. Davis is already regarded as one of the premier offensive linemen in the country and is a preseason First-Team All-American.