Jedrick Wills Signs Rookie Contract With Browns
This week, the former Alabama tackle and the Browns agreed to a contract that will pay roughly $4.9 million a year, with a 5th year option. Wills was the team's #10 overall draft pick and the third top ten draft pick to sign a rookie contract.
The former Tide star stands to make around $19.7 million over 4 years, as the contract is fully guaranteed, with around a $11.9 million signing bonus.
Wills will be transitioning from right tackle to left tackle, as at Alabama he protected the blindside of left-handed quarterback and fellow top ten draft pick Tua Tagovailoa. His measurables and stats have been impressive, including that he allowed only one sack in 29 career starts for the Tide. Switching to left tackle with the Browns will allow him to be a more pass-blocking oriented player, and blindside protector of their right-handed franchise quarterback Baker Mayfield. He is anticipated to play opposite of 5th year right tackle and former Tennessee Titan Jack Conklin.
News of Wills' signing comes almost two months after his former teammate Tua Tagovailoa signed a $30.2 million fully guaranteed deal with the Dolphins. However, the two are joined by former Auburn defensive lineman Derrick Brown as the only three 2020 top ten draft picks to be signed to rookie contracts as of July 8th. It is worth noting that all three of those players signed fully guaranteed contracts, a trend likely to be repeated with the other top draft picks.
Barring more changes due to COVID-19, Wills will get a chance to block against his former Alabama teammate and current Jets DL Quinnen Williams when their teams face off on December 27th.