With two seasons in the books since the 2020 NFL draft, let’s look back at the Cleveland Browns 2020 draft class and re-grade it.
Each season when the NFL draft is complete most draft people will tell you it isn’t fair to grade a draft class until we see it on the field. With two seasons coming and going since general manager Andrew Berry’s first class with the Cleveland Browns, let’s look back and re-grade the class.
2020 Cleveland Browns round 1 draft pick number 10- Jedrick Wills, offensive tackle, Alabama
When the Browns drafted Jedrick Wills out of Alabama he was a right tackle and they immediately confirmed he would move to left tackle in the NFL. He did this during 2020 when the offseason was virtual, learning a new position with very limited in-person workouts.
Despite this Wills was great as a pass protector in 2020 when he allowed just 18 total pressures in 507 pass-blocking snaps.
Wills struggled at times in 2021, after injuring his ankle in Week 1, he was never the same player for the majority of the year. He allowed 10 more pressures in 2021 but at times still showed flashes of the player we saw in 2020, also making massive improvements in the run game. 2022 will be a big year for Wills but he still has all the talent to be a franchise left tackle.
2020 Cleveland Browns round 2 pick number 44- Grant Delpit, safety, LSU
Delpit missed his entire rookie season after tearing his Achilles in training camp, making it a little harder to evaluate the pick. He took time to come along in his second year as he still recovered from injury, but towards the end of the year was playing really good football.
Towards the end of last year, he was flying all over the field flashing the speed and athleticism that made him a second-round pick. He needs to continue to clean up his tackling but he has shown high football IQ and plays recognition. If he cleans the tackling up he will have a good chance to make this defense an elite level in 2022.