Former Alabama OL Jedrick Wills has fifth-year option picked up by Cleveland Browns
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A former offensive lineman for the University of Alabama received good news Monday.
Jedrick Wills had the fifth-year option of his rookie contract picked up by the Cleveland Browns. He got selected at No. 10 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft. Wills has started 35 games in his career, earning recognition for the Pro Football Writers Association’s All-Rookie Team. He arrived in the Crimson Tide’s top-ranked 2017 signing class as a high-prized recruit from Kentucky.
The #Browns have picked up the fifth-year option for OT Jedrick Wills, source said. Tomorrow is the deadline to do so.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 1, 2023
Wills played 11 games as a freshman, helping the Tide to a College Football Playoff National Championship.
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He became a starter at right tackle for the next two seasons.
Wills assisted Damien Harris (2017, 1,000) and Najee Harris (2019, 1,224) to 1,000+ yard rushing seasons. He protected Tua Tagovailoa in 2018 to become a Heisman Trophy finalist. Tagovailoa set the school’s single-season record for passing yards (3,966) and passing touchdowns (43). Wills played on a Southeastern Conference Championship team in 2018.
He will continue his career with the Browns.
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