Last off-season, newly installed GM Andrew Berry took a look at the Browns’ roster and found some glaring needs.
The offense under then-head coach Freddie Kitchens sputtered. For one, there was too much pressure from opposing teams defensive fronts and a ton of offensive penalties. Plus, the production from the tight end position wasn’t up to par.
So, Berry signed OT Jack Conklin in free agency away from the Tennessee Titans, signed Browns veteran tackle Chris Hubbard as experienced backup, drafted OT Jedrick Wills and OG/C Nick Harris in the college draft and watched as this group blossomed into the league’s best offensive line unit under O-Line coach Bill Callahan.