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The Cleveland Browns had one of the most successful 2020 drafts in the league, as many analysts believe the Browns walked away with several solid picks. Cleveland started their draft off the right way after they selected Jedrick Wills with the No. 10 overall selection.
The Browns entered the draft knowing they need to find an answer at left tackle, and they believe they did that with Wills. In fact, they did not believe they would have a chance to select Wills, so when they saw him on the board when they were on the clock, they turned their selection in almost immediately.
Playing for the Alabama Crimson Tide, who regularly churns out NFL talent, as well as SEC pass rushers should have Wills ready to perform in the NFL. However, the Browns will be hoping Wills is more than ready to be a starting left tackle in the NFL.
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Today’s featured article explains why the Browns have high hopes for Wills and what his performance could mean for Cleveland’s offense.
Cleveland Browns News
"Now, Cleveland could be on the way to boasting a stout tackle combination, anchored by the franchise’s most promising rookie left tackle since Thomas — and a big reason the Browns might finally have the pieces to snap the NFL’s longest playoff doubt."
There will be a lot of pressure on Wills to succeed right away considering he is the best tackle prospect for the Browns since Joe Thomas. If Wills can successfully make the transition to left tackle, he could quickly establish as Cleveland’s franchise left tackle.
Even with the NFL Draft happening fully on computers for the first-time, the Browns and the new regime led by Andrew Berry had a smooth and stellar draft. Frank Teriaca wonders how the draft would have been different if John Dorsey and Freddie Kitchens were still leading the Browns.
"“It’s very obvious to everybody, the skill set of Odell,” Stefanski told us. “He’s a player that when he touches the rock he can go the distance, and there’s not many like that in the NFL. [I’m] really excited to put him in a scheme where I hope we’re getting the most out of him, and putting him in position to make big plays.”"
In his first season with the Browns, Odell Beckham had very few opportunities to make explosive plays, which clearly bothered the star wide receiver. New head coach Kevin Stefanski is confident he can fix that, and helping Beckham make more high-impact plays would instantly turn around Cleveland’s offense from last season.
The Cleveland Browns were reportedly the closest team to signing Jadeveon Clowney this offseason, but they were unable to finish the deal. Grant Puskar believes the door is not shut on a potential deal for Clowney, however.