Browns Joel Bitonio and Wyatt Teller ranked in league’s top guards list

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The Cleveland Browns have found a number of their players listed among the top players at their positions all offseason including both of their starting guards today.

Joel Bitonio has been a mainstay for the Browns since being drafted in the second round, the same year Johnny Manziel and Justin Gilbert were drafted. Bitonio, selected by then-GM Ray Farmer, has been solid or better since his rookie season.

Despite a short tease of being moved to left tackle under Hue Jackson, Bitonio has made left guard home.

Wyatt Teller’s route to the top of the guard list has been a bumpier one. Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round of the 2018 NFL draft, Teller came over to Cleveland the following season in a trade. He played fine in 2019 but came on very strong in 2020 despite only playing 11 games due to injury.

Touchdown Wire gave a lot of praise to both players. Bitonio was ranked fifth with some highlight videos including one between Kansas City’s Chris Jones and he battling in the playoffs:

Two very impressive players going after it, but on these plays you can see the footwork, the upper- and lower-body strength, and even the awareness from the Browns left guard. Just some of the reasons why he is one of the NFL’s top guards.

Teller was ranked seventh:

First up is Wyatt Teller, who did miss time in the middle of the season but was a dominant force at right guard, particularly in the running game. Given the offensive system in Cleveland, guards need to be quick and athletic to handle the outside zone game

Teller’s contract is due up at the end of the season which could lead to a very short time with this top-flight duo together. For now, Browns fans can continue to enjoy the mauling guards playing amongst the best in the league.