Inside the draft picks: Joel Bitonio

June, 9, 2014
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Offensive lineman Joel Bitonio

College: Nevada

Taken: 35th overall, second round

The skinny: He’s the only offensive lineman who ranked in the top five at the combine in the 40-yard dash and the 20-yard shuttle. ... Also had the best 10-yard split (1.69 seconds) and 20-yard split (2.8 seconds) of any lineman at the combine. ... The significance: Quickness off the ball is very important in the Browns new zone-blocking system. ... The only Nevada player ever drafted higher was WR Alex Van Dyke, 31st in 1996. ... Played basketball in high school. ... Was Nevada Scout Team Player of the Year when he redshirted. The significance? He never takes it easy. ... Could play any position on the line, including center. ... Started 26 games at right tackle, 12 at left tackle. ... Per NFLDraftScout.com in 2,054 snaps he gave up one pressure, two sacks and was penalized just five times. ... Had one of his best games against Anthony Barr of UCLA, the ninth overall pick. ... Majored in civil engineering.

Pat McManamon

ESPN Cleveland Browns reporter

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