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Browns trade OL Austin Corbett, the 33rd overall pick in 2018, to the Rams

John Dorsey’s highly-drafted lineman never even started a game with Cleveland.

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The Cleveland Browns started their bye week with a trade, shipping out OL Austin Corbett to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick in 2021. We already knew that the Corbett pick was a misfire by general manager John Dorsey, but it still stings since Corbett was the 33rd overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, which practically makes him a first rounder.

Without hearing any other rumors, a few things pop into my mind about this:

  • It’s a good sign for C JC Tretter, and hopefully the team works on a contract extension for him.
  • The fact that the pick is undisclosed and in 2021, as opposed to 2020, might mean that the pick could become more valuable if the Rams choose to start Corbett in 2020. Therefore, it might be awhile before we know exactly what type of pick Cleveland is getting.
  • What range of a pick will Cleveland get? Yikes — I am expecting a fifth-round pick at best.
  • I don’t see this as a sign for more movement on the Browns’ offensive line front. When they acquired Wyatt Teller and Justin McCray at the beginning of the season, that was a sign that Corbett was practically on the way out.

The Rams were busy trade partners on Tuesday, as they also shipped CB Marcus Peters to the Baltimore Ravens.