1. Jedrick Wills, Left Tackle
There’s no pleasure in this but there should be concern about the Cleveland Browns No. 10 overall pick in this past draft. One thing stuck out about Jedrick Wills when he was selected, he played right tackle at Alabama and the Browns were going to switch him to left tackle because they just signed Jack Conklin in free agency.
He did bock for the left-handed Tua Tagovaiola so he did protect the quarterback’s blindside. Even so, he has to flip around everything he knows and he will have to do it fast because he will be facing the best pass rusher the opposing team offers up every week.
Many linemen have spoken about how difficult it can be to change sides of the line but Wills has two very good resources to help him adjust, offensive line coach Bill Callahan and the best left tackle in Browns history Joe Thomas who committed to helping Wills adjust.
Callahan helped Tyron Smith switch from the right to the left when he was with the Dallas Cowboys and he became the best left tackle in the NFL for multiple years.
Wills also needs to come in in-shape as the Browns are going to a zone run scheme which means he will have to a lot of moving on run plays. Doing that for an entire football game takes time to re-adjust to.
Wills also should be given time because there isn’t somebody behind him to take his place. If he uses his resources the loss of four exhibition games will only be a minor set back.