The Cleveland Browns have the No. 10 selection in the upcoming NFL Draft, but might not get the first choice at an offensive tackle.
Wills has more than a 50 percent chance of being taken as the first offensive lineman off the board, but what does that mean for the Browns?
It’s highly unlikely that Wills falls to the No. 10 spot, especially with other organizations ahead of Cleveland that need offensive line upgrades as well.
Jedrick Wills is the OT1 on a lot of draft boards, and rightfully so.
The power, technique, and mindset are all there. But it’s the smoothness that stands out. He makes it look too easy! pic.twitter.com/zba07aMt1S
— GAS – Sports for the Culture (@goodasssports) April 19, 2020
Is Wills The Best Tackle Available?
Wills was a five-star prospect and a top-50 overall recruit before he stepped on the field for Alabama.
He ran away with the starting right tackle spot in 2018 and played in all 15 games during his sophomore campaign.
He earned second-team Associated Press All-American and first-team All-SEC accolades during his senior year at Alabama.
Wills is one of the most impressive tackles in the draft class and has quick hands like a boxer.
Jedrick Wills did this pic.twitter.com/mya1PkZzE2
— Bobby Skinner (@BobbySkinner_) April 15, 2020
His game is tailor-made for the NFL, and he’d be a great fit for just about any professional organization.
Whether or not he’s the best tackle in the draft is tough to tell, but Wills is a top tier talent nonetheless.
Jedrick Wills Jr. career at Alabama:
929 Pass-block snaps
1 QB sack allowed pic.twitter.com/RJcTK80cta
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 17, 2020
Does Cleveland Need Wills?
The Browns have made some improvements at the tackle spot, but still need to add more help before the 2020 season begins.
They’ve added right tackle Jack Conklin through free agency, so he’s projected to start at right tackle.
Bringing in Conklin does help, but the left tackle spot is still a big concern for Cleveland.
At the moment, Chris Hubbard is projected to be the starting left tackle, but we’ll see what the Browns do on draft day.
Wills would be a huge upgrade over Hubbard, but it doesn’t seem likely that the Browns land him right now.
There are other top tier tackles in this draft class, but fans who had their heart set on Cleveland drafting Wills might be disappointed.
The Browns would love to have Wills, but they need to upgrade whether it’s him or another top tier tackle.
What Should Cleveland Do?
Landing one of the top four offensive linemen needs to be the main focus with the Browns on draft day.
It seems unlikely that Wills falls to them at No. 10, but that’s not the end of the world.
There is a chance that two or possibly three of the top tier options are gone before the Browns make their selection.
The Browns should get a chance to land one of them, so they shouldn’t be in panic mode.
Cleveland could consider trading up, but it might end up costing the Browns more than it’s actually worth.
The best thing for Cleveland to do is sit tight and hope that one of the top tier options is still available at No. 10.
Wills looks like a star in the making, but trading up to select him might end up costing too much in terms of future assets.