Cleveland Browns: 4 drafted rookies who could start in 2020

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Four rookies drafted by the Cleveland Browns who have a shot to start for the organization during the 2020 season.

The Cleveland Browns added seven players in the 2020 NFL Draft, and while it seems crazy that four rookies could make such a big impact, these four rookies should be starting on day one.

The Browns just had some massive holes to fill in this draft, and while needs were addressed in free agency, there were some glaring holes that remained.

Here’s the four players you can count on seeing in Week 1.

Jedrick Wills, OT, No. 10

The most obvious, slam-dunk choice here is Jedrick Wills. Going 10th overall better guarant-darn-tee that Alabama product starts for the Browns in Week 1.

By now, we’ve heard the astonishing stats regarding Wills, who will switch from right tackle to left tackle with the Browns.

In  929 pass blocking attempts, the SEC stalwart allowed one sack. If you thought Mayfield had to rush his throws before, that concern should become a thing of the past. Plus, it’s not often talked about, but Wills is known as a mauler in the trenches. If that’s true, it’s hard to see a world in which Nick Chubb doesn’t win his first NFL rushing title.

In joining the Browns, Wills will play along perennial Pro Bowl contender Joel Bitonio on the left side, while J..C. Tretter is still the man at center. On the right side, tackle is taken by free-agent signee Jack Conklin.

Right guard is the weakest spot, but Wyatt Teller seemed to steady himself and the position by the end of 2019. If he doesn’t work out, the Browns have Chris Hubbard, who recently took a pay cut to stay in Cleveland, in addition to last year’s sixth-round pick, Drew Forbes.

The Browns also drafted Washington center Nick Harris, who should also get reps at guard during the preseason.