NFL Draft: Will the Cleveland Browns Address Their Offensive Line Needs Early?

Browns FanContributor IMarch 24, 2010

LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 1:  Idaho guard Mike Iupati #77 leads block against USC at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on September 1, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. The Vandals were defeated by the top-ranked Trojans won 38-10. (Photo by Kevin Terrell/Getty Images)
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It is no secret that the Cleveland Browns are in need of an offensive lineman.

Rex Hadnot, who played at right guard last year, has signed a three year deal with the Arizona Cardinals. 

Ryan Tucker, who was listed at right tackle last year, has retired due to a knee injury.  

During free agency, the Browns addressed the right tackle spot by signing offensive tackle, Tony Pashos.

The right guard spot, however, has yet to be addressed. 

Reportedly, the Cleveland Browns are scheduled to meet with two of the top offensive guards projected in the 2010 NFL Draft.

Offensive guard Mike Iupati, who is listed as the top offensive guard by many scouts, reportedly has at least one scheduled workout with the Cleveland Browns.

Iupati, a 6' 5'', 325 lb beast, is projected by many experts to go in the first round of the draft. 

The Browns also reportedly have a scheduled visit with offensive lineman, Vladimir Ducasse.

Ducasse, who many believe can play tackle or guard is listed at 6' 5'', 326 lbs and is projected by many experts to go in the second round of the draft. 

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Cleveland definitely surprised many when they selected center Alex Mack with the twenty first overall selection of the 2009 NFL Draft. Could the Browns be at it again?

Will they draft an offensive lineman in the first or second round once again this year? What will they do to address the offensive guard position?

I guess time will tell.


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