Jedrick Wills 2020 NFL Draft Profile, Strengths, Weaknesses, and Possible Fits

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Jedrick Wills 2020 NFL Draft Profile

2020 NFL Draft

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Jedrick Wills is one of the best offensive linemen in the 2020 NFL draft and is pretty much a lock to be selected in the first round. Alabama is one of the schools with the most NFL draft picks in history and Wills will only add to that total.

College Career: Wills played three seasons at Alabama with 29 starts at right tackle. Wills was a national champion in 2017 and a First-Team All-SEC selection in 2019. 

Strengths: Wills has great size at 6’4”, 312 pounds and he’s a terrific athlete. Wills ran a 5.05 40-time at the NFL combine and had a broad jump of 113 inches. Wills moves well in space, has loose hips and terrific footwork that allows him to make clean blocks in space. Wills gets out of his stance quickly and is strong at the point of attack. Wills plays with good pad leverage and handles counters from pass rushers with great poise. Wills is also a big guy who plays like he’s supposed to, as he has a mean streak to him and often blocks through the whistle. Motivating or bringing the nastiness of Wills won’t be required and that's a major plus and will allow him to eventually reach his full potential. 

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Weaknesses: Wills can be better with his hands and do a better job of sustaining blocks. Wills isn’t as effective in run blocking as he is in pass protection. Wills can also get confused at times when facing blitz packages, as his instincts aren’t as sharp as you’d like. Wills is also on the shorter side of an average NFL tackle.  

Possible Fits: The New York Giants need to make protecting Daniel Jones a priority and Wills is a good start. The Arizona Cardinals were rough at both tackle positions last season and Wills is an instant improvement. The Jacksonville Jaguars could shuffle the offensive line and Wills gives them some flexibility. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers should look to protect an old Tom Brady and Wills is a plug and play type player. The Miami Dolphins have three first round picks and could spend one of them on the offensive line.

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