The Cleveland Browns have signed Jedrick Wills to a four-year deal
Former Alabama tackle Jedrick Wills is officially part of the Cleveland Browns. The No. 10 overall pick has inked a four-year fully-guaranteed deal worth $19,702,914 million, including an $11.889 million just for signing – according to Mary Kay Cabot.
The contract also includes the fifth-year club option for first-round picks. Wills will average just under $5 million per season. According to the report, Wills and his agent flew in to sign the contract yesterday.
The Wills signing leaves only Grant Delpit and Jacob Phillips out of LSU as the only draft picks unsigned.
Jedrick Wills, Alabama, Tackle
Jedrick Wills Jr. showed up to Alabama as a freshman, instantly showing his talent by getting into 11 games. He would take over as the starting right tackle as a sophomore and hold that job for 28 straight contests. In those 28 straight games, he gave up just one sack. During his junior season, Per Pro Football Focus (subscription required), Wills allowed pressure less than 4 percent of the time and had a run-blocking grade of 90.1.
While at Alabama, Wills earned second-team All-America accolades from the AFCA, Associated Press, The Sporting News, and Walter Camp in 2019. He was also selected by Pro Football Focus as a third-team All-American at tackle in the same season and was named to the All-SEC First Team by the Associated Press and league coaches.
Wills was the top tackle for Browns
At the time that Wills was picked, both Paul DePodesta and Andrew Berry made it very clear they were happy with the pick. DePodesta said it all in one sentence during his zoom call on Draft night:
"“He was actually the top tackle on our board from the beginning,” – Paul Depodesta"
Berry elaborated on the pick in his opening statement during the conference call after it was made.
"“Jed was one of the guys that we had targeted coming into this evening. He was a guy for us where just his performance over the past two years at Alabama, the way that he attacked our Spring process and just the overall make of the individual, we thought he was a guy that really fit in terms of talent, make-up and need and was really just kind of perfect for us this evening. Jed, from our perspective, a very well-rounded skillset, great feet, athletic ability, coordination, advanced in pass pro and very physical in the run game. Just a really well-rounded player for us.” –Andrew Berry via Pete Smith of Browns Digest"
The pick was made, the contract is done, all that is left is to see what Wills can do on the field. He has the talent and a great line coach in Bill Callahan, so the sky is the limit.
The Browns and their fans hope this won’t be the last contract signed by the talented left tackle.