The Browns need a starting guard, and they have yet to address the position through the first week of free agency.
Of course, they also have 10 picks in May’s draft and could use one of them to fill the void.
Clemson’s Brandon Thomas is a potential target. The Browns have conducted an individual worked out with Thomas, Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net reported today.
The 6-foot-3, 317-pound Thomas became Clemson’s starting left tackle as a junior in 2012, but he played guard and tackle earlier in his career. NFLDraftScout.com projects him as a guard in the NFL and a second- or third-round pick.
Starting left guard John Greco will return to the Browns next season, but starting right guard Shawn Lauvao signed with the Washington Redskins last week. The Browns have guards Jason Pinkston and Garrett Gilkey on the roster and could compete with a rookie for a starting job or at least provide depth.