Obviously it’s really early in the process for the Browns, but indications are that Joel Bitonio is starting out inside at a guard spot. He’s been playing both sides, but obviously once camp breaks with the veterans, there’s no telling what kinds of combinations they might try before figuring out where everyone will end up. In addition, there’s no telling just how all the existing players will fit in Kyle Shanahan’s zone blocking scheme. Whether it ends up being Mitchell Schwartz moving inside or Bitonio pushing the rest of the guards, it’s good to add names to the offensive line depth chart.
The potentially frustrating thing for these other draft picks is that they all have to answer lots of questions about Johnny Manziel. What’s it like having your locker next to him? Did you ever think you’d be blocking for him in the NFL? Joel Bitonio seemed to handle it really well, but I admit it did crack me up a bit when the Cleveland media asked Justin Gilbert if he had to remind Johnny Manziel who was selected first.