The Browns on Friday selected Nevada offensive tackle Austin Corbett in the second round with the No. 33 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Corbett is the third Brown selected in the 2018 draft, joining first-rounders QB Baker Mayfield and DB Denzel Ward.
Corbett, who hails from Sparks, Nevada, took over for Joel Bitonio -- whom he'll rejoin in Cleveland -- at left tackle in 2015 and held down the job for the rest of his career. He finished his career with 48 consecutive starts and earned All-Mountain West first team recognition as a senior.
"He was a senior during my redshirt year at Nevada. As a walk-on, I was just watching him, trying to look at everything he did because I knew the type of player he was and the type of person he was," Corbett said. "So I really tried to characterize myself and really idolize Joel. Now, it is gonna be crazy to play next to him. He is somebody I have been watching for four years now and everything he has done there in Cleveland. I am just super excited to be able to get next to him and continue to learn from him."
Though he was exclusively a tackle at Nevada, draft analysts expect Corbett to follow in the footsteps of Bitonio and transition to an interior position on the offensive line.
"I played all four [years] at left tackle. At the Senior Bowl is when I got moved into guard and played at guard there," Corbett said. "(The Browns) have not said anything yet. I am sure I will be finding out here shortly though.
"Whatever the Browns ask of me is what they are going to get, for sure."
The Browns have two more picks in the second round at No. 35 and 64.