CLEVELAND — With December having arrived, it's not just the end of the year that is near, but also, the end of the decade. And what a decade it's been for the Cleveland Browns.
In order to celebrate the 2010s, we're enlisting in your help to compile the Browns' All-Decade Team. Each day, we'll release a poll on Twitter asking you to vote for a particular position, in addition to sharing the previous day's result.
On Friday, you voted Joe Thomas and Mitchell Schwartz the starting offensive tackles of the Browns' All-Decade Team for the 2010s. Below, you can vote for the team's offensive guards.
While there weren't many bright spots for the Browns in the 2010s, the bulk of Joe Thomas' career tops the list. After earning three Pro Bowl selections in his first three seasons in Cleveland, the former No. 3 overall pick continued to build his Canton-worthy resume as he extended his Pro Bowl streak to 10 straight seasons (2007-2016).
In addition to becoming the first offensive lineman voted to 10 straight Pro Bowls, Thomas was named first-team All-Pro seven times (2009-2011, 2013-2016) and second-team twice (2008, 2012). In 2017, his NFL record 10,363 consecutive snaps streak -- and ultimately, his career -- came to an end when he suffered a torn triceps during a loss to the Tennessee Titans.
One year later, Thomas' 10,363 consecutive snaps -- which began at the start of his rookie season in 2007 -- was inducted into the Browns' Ring of Honor.
Similarly to Thomas, Mitchell Schwartz was an iron man during his time with the Browns, playing in every snap for the team from the time he was selected in the second round of the 2012 draft until his departure following the 2015 season. Named to the PFWAA's All-Rookie Team in 2012, Schwartz started in 64 consecutive games at right tackle from 2012-2015 and went on to earn two second-team All-Pro selections and one first-team selection after signing as a free agent with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Next up, the candidates for the Cleveland Browns' All-Decade Offensive Guards:
Shawn Lauvao (2010-2013)
Selected out of Arizona State in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Started 27 games at right guard over the course of four seasons in Cleveland, including all 32 games from 2011-2012 and 11 games in 2013.
John Greco (2011-2016)
Acquired in a trade from the St. Louis Rams prior to the 2011 season. Appeared in 70 games (including 66 starts) in five seasons with the Browns. Played right guard, left guard and center throughout his Cleveland career and started every game for the team during the 2014 season. Ranked as one of the league's best guards in 2012.
Joel Bitonio (2014-present)
Selected out of Nevada in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Has been a mainstay of the Browns offensive line, starting in 70 games in six seasons, including every game of his rookie season and every game since the start of the 2017 season. Named to his first career Pro Bowl following the 2018 campaign.
Kevin Zeitler (2017-2018)
Signed to the biggest free agent contract for an offensive guard following the 2016 season after five seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. Started every game at right guard for the Browns from 2017-2018 and consistently ranked as one of the league's top interior offensive linemen. Was traded to the New York Giants following the 2018 season as a part of the package to acquire Odell Beckham Jr.