The ABJ's Terry Pluto writes that the Joe Thomas selection will help Charlie Frye, whether he's a backup or starter in 2007.
He also mentions the sizable hole at right guard, where Akron's Andy Alleman might fit in.
I'm still skeptical the Browns will use a third rounder on Alleman after using the first two picks (and one from next year) on the passing game and protection.
I hoped that Frye would get a more fair shake at starting for the Browns, but it doesn't appear that way. As an acquaintance of Frye and Browns fan, I'm hoping he gets traded for a third rounder, increasing the probability Alleman stays in northeast Ohio.
Best case scenario, of course, is that Frye wins the job and performs admirably enough to make him a more tradable asset (See Philip Rivers/Drew Brees in 2006).