Instant Reaction: Browns Select Jedrick Wills

The Cleveland Browns selected Jedrick Wills with the 10th in the first round.

PLAYER PROFILE

Wills fits the prototypical look of an offensive tackle at 6’4 and 312 lbs. with 34 1/4 inch arms. He started 29 games for Alabama during his three-year career with the Crimson Tide earning All-SEC and All-American awards in 2019 as the right tackle protecting Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovaiola’s blindside over the last two seasons.

HOW WILLS FITS INTO THE OFFENSIVE LINE ROOM

Wills immediately slides in as the projected left tackle as the position has been a void since Joe Thomas’ retirement two years ago. Even though Wills hasn’t played left tackle, offensive line coach Bill Callahan has a strong track record of developing offensive lineman. Add in the fact that Wills will have Joel Bitonio to lean on at the left guard position will only help his transition to the left side.

ANALYSIS

This pick was definitely shocking because there was no to the very little buzz of Wills being available at this pick or that the Browns even had an interest in the prospect. The fact that the Browns immediately turned the pick in shows that they did like Wills as a prospect and are hopeful that he can make the transition to left tackle after being strictly a right tackle in college. The Browns’ new regime has a plan and they’re making a statement with each move they make.

GRADE: A

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