Who are the highest rated LTs coming out of college? I think the Browns should consider moving Wills back to RT (his natural position) and drafting a LT or finding a solid veteran through free agency. Perhaps, with some cap magic, they could do both, which would increase depth at the position. — Craig R., Prescott Valley, Arizona
Alabama’s Evan Neal appears to be the consensus top tackle in this year’s draft. Most early mock drafts have Neal coming off the board inside the Top 5, with ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. slotting him No. 3 to the Texans. Along with Neal, Kiper has two other offensive tackles — Ikem Ekwonu (NC State) and Charles Cross (Mississippi State) landing in the top six and one other — Trevor Penning (Northern Iowa) — going in the first round.
All that being said, the Browns are poised to once again return their entire starting offensive line. When healthy, it’s among the best, if not THE best, in the NFL. Bitonio, meanwhile, has made four straight Pro Bowls and earned first-team All Pro recognition for his performance at left guard. RT Jack Conklin, who battled through injuries and underwent season-ending knee surgery, is just one year removed from a first-team All Pro season. Wills is 22 years old and coming off a second season in which he dealt with a significant ankle injury.
The Browns certainly will look to fortify their depth through free…