With the 3rd pick in the second round (#35 overall), the Browns selected Joel Bitonio out of Nevada. He will no doubt start at right guard for the Browns immediately, and will help pave the way for the running back. Some things to note about the big man:
1. Although projecting as a guard (due to his size), he played at tackle throughout college.
2. He is a tough guy on the field...
With the 35th overall pick, the Cleveland Browns took Joel Bitonio, an offensive guard out of Nevada. This pick was no doubt made with the intention to improve the run game. Initial reaction to the pick:
Gotta draft a lineman to protect Johnny Football! #Bitonio #Browns
— Rogelio Piedra (@RogelioPiedra) May 9, 2014
The Browns are drafting tough physical players who aren't scared...
BEREA, Ohio -- Despite passing on a wide receiver in the first round, the Browns passed on a receiver at the top of the second-round despite the looming suspension of Josh Gordon by taking offensive lineman Joel Bitonio.
Bitonio (6-4, 302) was a late riser in draft circles as the draft approached and was listed by several mock drafts as a potential first-round draft pick.
The Cleveland Browns have used their second round pick on an offensive lineman– Joel Bitonio.
Bitonio is from Nevada. He played tackle in college, but many draft experts predict his best position in the pros would be inside. He is 6’4″ and weighs 302 pounds. He was a star at the combine in Indianapolis, having the best marks for linemen in the 40 yard dash, vertical jump, broad...
The Cleveland Browns selected Joel Bitonio, the Offensive Tackle from Nevada with the 35th pick. The Browns have already made two picks so far this draft.
The Browns will look to start Bitonio at either Right Tackle or Right Guard this year, and potentially move Mitchell Schwartz inside. They selected a Quarterback earlier in Johnny Manziel who will likely be somewhat injury...
Selection: Joel Bitonio, OT/G, NevadaI'm shocked the Browns didn't grab a weapon with this selection, but they still went offense. I like this pick because of Bitonio's versatility, who should be able to be plugged in at either guard or tackle for them. The only thing I have against this pick is that they really need a weapon of some sort, but should still be able to...
Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net ha spoken to executives around the league who believe Nevada OL Joel Bitonio is in play for the Chargers and Panthers in round one.
Pauline had previously mentioned that Bitonio could be a fit for the Panthers at No. 28 overall.
The Dolphins are known to be trying to move out of their No. 19 overall pick and Pauline suggests a scenario where...
The countdown to the NFL Draft has begun. In the next few months we will be taking a closer look at some potential draft picks the Jets could be looking at when May rolls around. Today, Mike Nolan takes a look at offensive lineman, Joel Bitonio.
Tale of the Tape
Name: Joel Bitonio
From: Long Beach, CA
Weight: 307 pounds
Arm Length: 33″