Until we see the likes of Tyrod Taylor and No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield have nike nfl jerseys for cheap on-field success, it’s tempting to call quarterback the Browns’ biggest need. It has been for a very long time—so long that we’ve hit “believe it when you see it” territory.
However, the blind side of that new quarterback’s offensive line is an even bigger problem—one that won’t make it any easier for Taylor or Mayfield to have success.
It’s no surprise that Joe Thomas’ retirement would leave a massive hole on the left end of Cleveland’s offensive line. You don’t just replace a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
And to Cleveland’s credit, it tried to fill the hole. It brought in Chris Hubbard and Donald Stephenson in free agency, and the selection of Nevada’s Austin Corbett in Round 2 indicates Cleveland’s at least considering trying Corbett or Joel Bitonio (both of whom played tackle for the Wolf Pack) on the outside.
Can the Browns get adequate tackle play out of that group (and holdover Shon Coleman)? Possibly.
But it’s nowhere near the sure thing Thomas was.nfl nike jerseys cheap
For some NFL clubs, it doesn’t take long to spot the biggest need.
Take for instance the Dallas Cowboys, who have a Texas-sized hole at wide receiver.
Dallas already had an issue at the position. In recent years the Cowboys receiving corps was a one-man band. There was Dez Bryant and—not much else.
Now, there’s not even Bryant.nike nfl jersey cheap
Yes, the Cowboys drafted a pair of wideouts in Colorado State third-rounder Michael Gallup and Boise State sixth-rounder Cedrick Wilson. Gallup’s got significant upside after a standout career with the Rams.
But expecting a Day 2 rookie to carry the pass-catchers isn’t reasonable.
Neither is expecting Tavon Austin to do it.
The Cowboys didn’t have to give up much to acquire Austin from the Los Angeles Rams—just a sixth-round pick. But there’s a good reason for that. The eighth overall selection in 2013 hasn’t had even 525 receiving yards in any of his five pro seasons.cheap nfl jerseys nike
Ezekiel Elliott will see eight-man fronts approximately 117 percent of the time in 2018.