Browns giving Jedrick Wills multiple looks in practice

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The Browns are doing everything they can to have rookie left tackle Jedrick Wills ready for the opener. Primarily, they’re doing that by throwing everyone on the defensive line at him.

Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns are being careful to give the No. 10 overall pick plenty of different looks in camp, letting him work against Myles Garrett, Olivier Vernon, and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson among others during drills.

“In terms of his [Garrett’s] one-on-ones getting matched up on Jedrick, we’re trying to give Jedrick as many different looks as possible, whether it’s a speed rusher, a power rusher or a combination-type player,” Browns offensive line coach Bill Callahan said. “We’re just trying to get as many different people on him to give him that exposure of the speed, quickness and power that he’s going to face.”

Wills played right tackle at Alabama (protecting the blind side of left-handed Tua Tagovailoa), but they’re hopeful he’s able to make the transition to the left side smoothly. The fact he has no regular offseason or preseason games in which to prepare is a complicating factor, as it is for every rookie in the league.

“Rookies across the league are behind the curve,’’ Callahan said. “Our goal is to bring him up to speed as fast as we can. We’ve really inundated him with techniques and walkthroughs. We’ve gone through several measures in the classroom showing him different players doing the techniques that we’re asking of him. The progress has been positive, but you just don’t know until you go up against live competition.’’

And while they can try to replicate that in practice, they won’t really know how the experiment is going until Sept. 13.

6 responses to “Browns giving Jedrick Wills multiple looks in practice

  1. only franchise in the NFL that makes non-stop excuses for their draft picks. its no wonder they lose every year

  2. Uhhhh, no real need to throw anything other than Myles Garrett at him.

    As an Ohio State fan I love me some Bosa bro’s and all but if given the option, I’m taking Garrett over all defensive players (for my Dolphins).

  3. bostonblows says:
    August 30, 2020 at 9:06 am
    Uhhhh, no real need to throw anything other than Myles Garrett at him.

    As an Ohio State fan I love me some Bosa bro’s and all but if given the option, I’m taking Garrett over all defensive players (for my Dolphins).
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    The point is to get him used to blocking different techniques, not just blocking one guy.

  4. Callahan’s reputation as an offensive line coach isn’t deserved. He was given many chances to make the Redskins’ line decent, but never did…I doubt Jedrick will thrive as long as Callahan is coaching him…

  5. Callahan’s reputation as an offensive line coach isn’t deserved. He was given many chances to make the Redskins’ line decent, but never did…I doubt Jedrick will thrive as long as Callahan is coaching him…

    Dude he’s a football coach not Jesus, Jesus is the only person who could have done something with the Washington football Team OFFENSIVE line!

  6. Wills definitely has what it takes for an NFL OL, should settle in at his strongest position.

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