5. Cleveland Browns LT Jedrick Wills
Yikes, the 2020 draft seemed so simple. Take the kid from the cornfields of Iowa, with his Big Ten pedigree, who played for a coach that has a reputation of molding linemen.
Nope. They went the SEC route, taking Jedrick Wills. He played at Alabama for the legend, Nick Sabin, although he played right tackle (for his left-handed QB).
Alabama is an NFL factory, but the pick still seemed like a bit of a reach, especially considering all the speculation had the Browns taking that aforementioned Iowa product (named Tristan Wirfs) or Mekhi Becton, who went to the Jets right after the Browns picked.
Wills suffered a foot injury early in the season, and I can only speculate, but I wonder if it’s lingered throughout the campaign because, putting it politely, he’s not very good. He gave up two sacks to the Steelers, and if you want to see him get worked by Cam Hayward, have at it.
For what it’s worth, PFF only credited him with giving up one sack and two pressures. Still, he posted a 52.6 passing grade, which is terrible.