Dud: LT Jedrick Wills
This week was the “Welcome to the NFL” moment that left tackle and first-round pick Jedrick Wills was inevitably due for. Through the first two weeks of the season, Wills had held his own against the pass rushers of the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals, but this week, as the likes of Montez Sweat and Chase Young (who left the game early) came to town, the rookie pass protector faced his fair share of struggles.
This is not an alarm, however, Browns fans. Wills is a rookie and he is bound to take his lumps in his first year in the NFL. Not only is he transitioning from the college level to the NFL, but he is also flipping from right tackle to left tackle. Growing pains are not a bad thing as they are bound to lead to improvements and coachable moments.
Wills has appeared to be coachable to this moment and his improvements are evident week in and week out. The Browns have a solid offensive line, and it appears to be a unit that works cohesively and compliments itself greatly. This was Wills’ week to be picked up by his teammates in the likes of Joel Bitonio and J.C. Tretter, next week it will likely be Wills’ turn to pick up his teammates.