The Cleveland Browns addressed their issue at left tackle just like many thought.
With the No. 10 overall pick, the Browns selected Alabama’s Jedrick Wills Jr.
Welcome to Cleveland, Jedrick Wills Jr.!
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 24, 2020
In the fastest recap of Wills’ career to this date, here is everything you need to know about the team’s first-round draft pick.
In 2017, Wills was one of the top-rated offensive linemen and was ranked as high as the No. 25 player in Rivals100.
Coming out of Lafayette High School, Wills was apart of an offense that averaged 454.8 yards and 41.8 points per game.
In his senior year, LHS won the state championship in Class 6A.
He capped the year off by being named a First-Team All-State selection.
Before that, he was named a Second-Team All-State selection as a junior in 2015.
In the end, Wills chose Alabama over Kentucky, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Tennessee.
— Hudl (@Hudl) April 24, 2020
Wills played in 11 games his freshman season and played sporadically.
During his sophomore year, Wills snagged the starting right tackle position at the start of the 2018 season.
He finished the season starting 15 games at the position, which helped lead the No. 3 scoring offense in the nation.
Jedrick Wills Jr vs K’Lavon Chaisson.
One of the top lineman vs the second best edge rusher in the #NFLDraft .
You just have to appreciate the art of blocking. Look at that first step.
He’s allowed one sack in pass in over 800 pass blocking snaps in his career. pic.twitter.com/wurB1SlBkP
— Saliani (@MikeSaliani) April 17, 2020
Alabama’s pass blocking ranked eighth nationally and first in the SEC in sacks allowed.
Wills earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors and was named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after his performance against Missouri.
In the end, he finished with 50 knockdown blocks.
Junior Year: The Breakout Campaign
Wills broke into the picture as one of the best offensive linemen in the nation.
His rewards for his season included the following:
- Second-Team All-American from AFCA, Associated Press, The Sporting News, and Walter Camp.
- Third-Team All-American at tackle by Pro Football Focus
- All-SEC First-Team by the Associated Press and league coaches
- Second-Team Preseason All-American by four major news outlet
The 2019 season was dominant with Wills leading the way.
Wills allowed just one sack all season and 3.5 quarterback hurries in 771 snaps for a success rate of 99.0%.
He helped anchor the offensive line that allowed just .92 sacks per game, which ranked third in the nation.
The tide’s ground game was efficient on the ground, finishing with 5.5 yards per carry.
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With the 10th pick in the 2020 NFL draft the Cleveland Browns select Jedrick Wills Jr. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/R6eYGfBQai
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In the classroom, Wills earned CoSIDA Academic All-District for the second straight year.
Wills was selected Offensive Lineman of the Week three times, which included against Southern Miss, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State.