Cleveland opens Round 2 by selecting Nevada OL Austin Corbett.
A closer look at Corbett, via STATS Inc.:
Overview: A no-star recruit out of Sparks, Nev., Corbett lettered in four sports in high school, earning a First Team All-State nod in the shot put. With no FBS scholarship offers, Corbett opted to walk-on at nearby Nevada.
After redshirting in 2013, he started 49 of a possible 50 games over the next four seasons at left tackle, including 48 consecutive, earning All-Mountain West honors the final three (including a first-team nod in 2017).
Corbett served as a captain his final two years with the Wolfpack. Over those final two seasons, he was charged with only three sacks allowed — including none for the entire 2016 season — and committed only seven penalties.
Analysis: Corbett is lauded for his professional attitude and mature leadership traits that are ready for an NFL locker room right away. He’s highly regarded as a technician in pass protection for the diversity of hand tactics he uses to attain leverage and keep defenders guessing, as well as the violent punch he wields to initiate contact and lock on to defenders.
Corbett is an average overall athlete, with tight hips that hurt his recovery skills. He’s not a poor athlete by any stretch, but he’s not an explosive one, either, with minimal room for error in his steps. But his high IQ for the game should help mask those deficiencies, and his rugged toughness and finishing attitude should endear him to NFL coaches.
Although he played exclusively on the edge during his time in Reno, Corbett will likely have to kick to the interior, either as a guard or center, to be a starting option early at the next level.