The 2022 season has not gone the way the Cleveland Browns have wanted so far during a 2-4 start but left tackle Jedrick Wills is proving his worth.
This year’s start hasn’t been near what the fans have wanted after a lopsided loss to the New England Patriots in Week 6. But amid all of the struggles defensively, and some on the offense, there have been a few young players showing they belong in the NFL. No one has done this more than often criticized left tackle Jedrick Wills.
Wills struggled last season in part because of injuries but he also had some questioning his effort level and desire to play football. After an up-and-down opening game for Wills, he has been great since and continues to show improvements as the season plays on. With a looming decision on his fifth-year options, the Browns have to feel really good about keeping him around.
Jedrick Wills has shown massive improvements in his run blocking which was below average last season but his pass blocking has been top-notch through the first six games of the season.
With Wills being the first pick for general manager Andrew Berry his success will always be directly tied to Berry. In his first couple of years in the league, there were struggles with false starts and holding calls in really big moments. So far this year, that has also been cleaned up. Wills has truly improved every facet of his game in 2022.
The Browns have hitched their wagons to the success of quarterback Deshaun Watson when he returns from suspension and having a franchise left tackle will go a long way toward that success.