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2020 NFL Mock Draft: Cleveland Browns Select OT Jedrick Wills at No. 10

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The Browns get their new starting left tackle.

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With the 10th pick of the 2020 DBN Community NFL Mock Draft, the Cleveland Browns select...

Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama

The selection and write-up were made by xfl2001fan:

With the 10th Pick in the Draft, the Browns take Lamar Jackson...just kidding. RIP Grimflick.

With the 4 best defenders all gone, the Browns have walked into a position where the best player available happens to also fit a glaring need. Mekhi Becton and Jedrick Wills are both offensive tackles that may have some question marks. Becton is a behemoth with insane athleticism but has a lot of work to do with his technique. Jedrick Wills is a supreme technician who protected the blindside of his QB, Tua Tagovailoa...but that QB was a lefty so Wills played on the right side. Both have potential Hall of Fame Talent (yes, I said it), so if you’re going to bet on one, bet on the one guy who has the highest floor. The odds of either guy making the Hall of Fame are pretty slim. They’re already behind the power curve because they play on the O-Line and there just isn’t enough flashy stats.

So, the Browns take the Offensive Tackle from Alabama, Jedrick Wills. His functional strength would be among the best in most drafts, especially with the power he produces in the run game. He’s a mauler in the run game, but also has fantastic feet and hand placement as a pass protector. He might be the most pro-ready tackle in the draft (and that’s with the potential for him to move to the left side). Wills is able to mirror his opponents exceptionally well but also has a strong anchor against bull rushers. If you’re building a prototype offensive tackle, you want a guy with good length, power, hand placement, feet, football IQ, quickness. He checks every block. Every. Block. If there’s any knock against him, it is that he sometimes is so eager to maul the guy across from him, that he’ll forget the snap count. He racked up way too many false-start penalties last year.

If you want a tackle who can pass protect. You want this 6’5 320lb man mirroring the speed/counter rushers. You want the guy who can take on the power of a Derrick Brown and uproot him. If you like a guy who has some Dawg in him, he is absolutely chirping at the guys he beats (and he wins way more than he loses). There’s nothing wrong with this young man that even a little bit of coaching can do. So, here’s to hoping that Bill Callahan can fix the one issue that plagued him last year. Jedrick Wills, welcome to the Dawg Pound!

Pokorny: “This is a spot where I’m perfectly happy with the Browns taking any offensive tackle in the top four of this year’s class. Here, it comes down to Wills and Becton. I still maintain my intrigue for Becton, but I have no complaints about Wills.”

The New York Jets are up next, led by Adam Rice.

2020 DBN Community Mock Draft Results

Pick Team Username Selection
Pick Team Username Selection
1 Cincinnati Bengals ShockerBrown QB Joe Burrow
2 Washington Redskins vinys06 DE Chase Young
3 Detroit Lions Robo Dawg CB Jeffrey Okudah
4 New York Giants Legoman0721 LB Isaiah Simmons
5 Miami Dolphins fjblessi QB Tua Tagovailoa
6 Los Angeles Chargers Crawford_T QB Justin Herbert
7 Carolina Panthers Your Friendly Neighborhood Esq. DT Derrick Brown
8 Arizona Cardinals brianberniebaker OT Tristan Wirfs
9 Jacksonville Jaguars GrandAdmiralThrawn0905 OT Andrew Thomas
10 Cleveland Browns xfl2001fan OT Jedrick Wills
11 New York Jets Adam Rice WR CeeDee Lamb
12 Las Vegas Raiders Barnestorm WR Jerry Jeudy
13 San Francisco 49ers tmartin5785 WR Denzel Mims
14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Browns95 OT Mekhi Becton
15 Denver Broncos poultman DL Javon Kinlaw
16 Atlanta Falcons makeaplay59 CB C.J. Henderson
17 Dallas Cowboys Barry Shuck OLB K'Lavon Chaisson
18 Miami Dolphins Mudville WR Henry Ruggs III
19 Las Vegas Raiders jdreyfuss CB Jaylon Johnson
20 Jacksonville Jaguars Schnapppi DL A.J. Epenesa
21 Philadelphia Eagles ButCanHeSetTheEdge? WR Justin Jefferson
22 Minnesota Vikings BrianB77 CB Jeff Gladney
23 New England Patriots Swagnasty LB Patrick Queen
24 New Orleans Saints carrettbagel88 LB Kenneth Murray
25 Minnesota Vikings OCMiami DE Yetur Gross-Matos
26 Miami Dolphins fjblessi S Xavier McKinney
27 Seattle Seahawks OhioCityBrownsBeliever DT Ross Blacklock
28 Baltimore Ravens tinkerer OL Cesar Ruiz
29 Tennessee Titans wahoo7 CB Kristian Fulton
30 Green Bay Packers Suppa Bob WR Chase Claypool
31 San Francisco 49ers mrwhitman OT Josh Jones
32 Kansas City Chiefs pt_999 RB D'Andre Swift
41 Cleveland Browns HenryDawg S Grant Delpit