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Former Alabama OL Jedrick Wills has fifth-year option picked up by Cleveland Browns

Jedrick Wills gestures to the referees
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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.

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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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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