2010 NFL Draft: Cleveland Browns Looking to Go Offensive Tackle in the First?

March 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last year, fans were ecstatic prior to the draft at the idea of drafting defensive standouts B.J. Raji and Rey Maualuga, only to be outraged over head coach Eric Mangini's non-sexy pick of center Alex Mack.
The pick, however, solidified the middle of the offensive line for potentially the next decade.

So it presents the question: Why do we undervalue the offensive line so much?

Five men who protect the quarterback from taking hits, give the wide receivers more time to get open, open holes for the running backs, and give the defense a much-needed rest by moving the chains—yet nobody gives them the credit they deserve.

While everyone clamors for the sexy picks of Eric Berry and Joe Haden, the hard-hitting human highlight reels, has Mike Holmgren just tipped his hand by releasing Hank Fraley?

Combine the departure of Fraley with John St. Clair's poor play last season, and Rex Hadnot, Billy Yates, and Ryan Tucker all trying out free agency—a h...

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