The Cleveland Browns are set along the offensive line – except for the right tackle position. But Shon Coleman has the potential to solve that problem.
A year ago the Cleveland Browns entered training camp with a major question at the right tackle position.
Mitchell Schwartz, one of the league’s best, was gone in free agency after not missing a start in four years with the Browns. A training camp battle would ultimately see Austin Pasztor, a converted guard, win the starting spot. For a converted guard, Pasztor did an admirable job, but not a good enough one that the Browns were interested in retaining his services.
Fast forward a year and the Browns find themselves once again planning a competition at right tackle when training camp opens on July 27.
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But this time it may have a longterm impact, thanks to second-year tackle Shon Coleman.
The Browns selected Coleman in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft despite knowing that he would need to spent most of the year recovering from offseason knee surgery.
That scenario played out as planned, as Coleman was not added to the roster until the middle of October and did not see significant playing time until the season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Even in limited action, the Browns saw enough from Coleman to let Pasztor leave in free agency and will open camp with Coleman being the favorite to win the starter’s role (with Cameron Erving serving as his backup).
In an interesting twist, it was at this time last year that Coleman was being praised by none other than Myles Garrett, who had competed against Coleman in college and is now his…
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