On the heels of their final preseason game, Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey executed a trade with the Buffalo Bills, acquiring OG Wyatt Teller and their 7th round pick in 2021. In exchange, the Browns are trading a 5th and 6th round pick in 2020 to Buffalo.
Bills acquired a 5th round pick & 6th round pick in 2020 from CLE in exchange for G Wyatt Teller & a 7th round pick in 2021.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 29, 2019
Teller was a 5th round pick by the Bills in 2018 and started 7 games as a rookie, although that was at left guard. Although it is early to tell, for Cleveland to make this move, it doesn’t seem to be about depth — this is a trade you make if you’re trying to salvage something on the starting offensive line after not being able to successfully replace Kevin Zeitler. Therefore, one might project Teller to be either the opening day starter, or the starter within the first few weeks, if he needs time to get acclimated to the system.
Here’s some limited tape on Teller from last year (follow the thread here, where there are three clips):
Wyatt Teller is going to be juuuuust fine, part I: pic.twitter.com/CIlc9O1kxZ— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) November 13, 2018
Here is some information from Pro Football Focus, based on Teller’s preseason play:
New #Browns offensive lineman Wyatt Teller this preseason:— Kyle Kelly (@KyleKellyNFL) August 29, 2019
• 24th graded overall OL by @PFF
• 40th graded in the run game
• Has played 121 snaps and hasn’t allowed a sack, pressure, hurry, or hit.
Not a bad get by Dorsey at all.
Also, if you’re to buy into the rumor mill, Lane Adkins of The OBR hints that the Browns have another move in the works:
One down— LA (@TheRealLA__) August 29, 2019
Now.....still a couple of interest from the NFC.— LA (@TheRealLA__) August 29, 2019