Browns: 3 candidates for PFF’s most improved list in 2021

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2. Browns LT, Jedrick Wills

The 10th pick in the 2020 draft, Jedrick Wills had a solid rookie season, starting all 16 games. Not bad considering the Alabama product switched from right tackle to the left side, and then didn’t have a traditional offseason to prepare due to the pandemic.

Wills graded out with a mark of 61.5, according to That’s considered average. It’s also surprisingly low. I monitored a lot of what PFF wrote about Wills right after games concluded, and the authors were usually high on Wills. Nobody was calling him the second coming of Joe Thomas, but the job was getting good done and the writers always recognized his potential.

I guess they were making those judgements off the eye test and initial replays. A deeper dive into the tape was obviously not as kind.

Still, his final grade isn’t the worst and now that he should have a more traditional offseason (hopefully)–well, look what Bill Callahan turned Wyatt Teller into.

Oh by the way, he might have been showing us what’s in store for next season. In the season finale against the Steelers, Wills set his career high in run blocking (69.2) and then topped that mark in the Wild Card round (75.3).