The Cleveland Browns’ offensive line has been at the top of the NFL for the last several years. The orange and brown hit on three players that anchor the line. Joe Thomas, Alex Mack, and Mitchell Schwartz are those players. However, the guard position has been questionable at times. Could the Browns use arguably the best guard to come out of college football in a long time, the Alabama Crimson Tides‘Chance Warmack?
The one thing about the NFL is you can never have enough linemen, offensive or defensive. When starter and former fifth rounder Jason Pinkston went down last year with a life threatening blood clot, Youngstown, OH native John Greco filled the role. Although Greco held down the fort, he or right guard Shaun Lavao is no Warmack.
At 6’3″ and 320 pounds, Warmack is a pile mover that possesses a strong lower body drive. To pull or trap should not be a problem at all for Warmack in the NFL. I like his attitude, toughness, and he really “brings it” every play. You can tell he is a leader in the huddle and has a high motor. He plays left guard but could play either guard position.
How sweet would it be to reunite Warmack with Browns’ soon-to-be break out star Trent Richardson? Warmack is a bull dozer that can also pass protect well. Combine Warmack with what the Browns currently have and look out. The Browns seem to really like plug-and-play players and Warmack would fit right in.
Each year, it seems like there is always one stand out offensive lineman in the draft. Although I would like them to focus on defense, Warmack would be the exception. We are a little over two months till we find out.
Ryan Ruiz – Cleveland Browns Writer
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