Browns “looking for a quantum leap” from Jedrick Wills

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Browns reserve tackle Chris Hubbard said that he thinks the team’s offensive line is a “very special group,” but others in the organization are looking for more from at least one of the blockers.

Left tackle Jedrick Wills is that player. The 2020 first-round pick has been a starter over his first two seasons and offensive line coach Bill Callahan made it clear that the team wants to see him reach a new level in his play in his third season.

“I’m looking for a quantum leap in his play,” Callahan said, via Scott Petrak of BrownsZone.com. “I think we all are. He wants to do it. So if it comes from him and he wants to do it, he wants the progress, that’s 99 percent of it. That’s awesome. It’s all intrinsic, it’s all self-motivated. So coming from Jed, I think that means a lot. He’s pretty focused.”

Wills said he “a hundred percent” agrees with Callahan’s view that a leap in his play is due this year and that he wants to prove he’s one of the best tackles in the league this season. Accomplishing that would make Hubbard’s prediction ring truer in Cleveland this fall.

11 responses to “Browns “looking for a quantum leap” from Jedrick Wills

  1. When you draft a Tackle that high (10th), you expect All Pro level play. This guy isn’t a bust, but he’s not good value drafted that high.

  2. When you draft a Tackle that high (10th), you expect All Pro level play. This guy isn’t a bust, but he’s not good value drafted that high.

    He is super athletic and wants to be good he just needs some time. Also, he just turned 23 in May and is going into his third year in the league. The top two tackles from the 2022 draft, Ekwonu and Neal, will both turn 22 this fall. Give him time and he will be just fine.

  3. Just another alabama linemen. They are suppose to be all world when drafted but stinks in the nfl.

  4. He was one of the most dominant right tackles in college and they are trying to make him a left tackle in the NFL. Most times this doesn’t go well, may end up back on the right sometime this year, where he could be all-pro…

  5. browns023 says:
    July 21, 2022 at 9:35 am
    When you draft a Tackle that high (10th), you expect All Pro level play. This guy isn’t a bust, but he’s not good value drafted that high.

    He is super athletic and wants to be good he just needs some time. Also, he just turned 23 in May and is going into his third year in the league. The top two tackles from the 2022 draft, Ekwonu and Neal, will both turn 22 this fall. Give him time and he will be just fine.

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    How much time does he need? WHen you get picked 10th, you need to be a good Day 1 starter, not a developmental prospect.

    Good grief. No wonder why your team can’t go anywhere.

  6. His big issue last year was injury, then re-injury, then re-injury, then re-injury. He came out of practically every game he started. They should have sat him for a few weeks and let him heal.

  7. How much time does he need? WHen you get picked 10th, you need to be a good Day 1 starter, not a developmental prospect.

    Good grief. No wonder why your team can’t go anywhere.

    He was a day one starter as a rookie. He is also learning a brand new position. He never played left tackle in his life until he got to the NFL. He’s still younger or as young as some rookies. Development takes time.

  8. What’s with so many people raggin on the Browns. If they’re such an inept organization, why have they built one of the best rosters in the league,even minus Watson.

  9. My take:
    disappointing but not terrible rookie year. it was disappointing based on his draft status. if he was late 2nd or 3rd round pick, his play would have been fine.
    Year 2: we just don’t know. He was hobbled all year with a severe ankle sprain. He likely would have gone on IR week 1 if the swing tackle was not also hurt in week 1.
    But…I do agree that for whatever reason(s), he has not looked like the #10 pick. Hopefully he’s fully healthy and stays that way in 2022 so he can really show what he can so,

  10. My father in law is from Cleveland and I love making fun of him and the Browns ,here’s to another season of fun.

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