#74 Jedrick Wills Jr
WT: 312 lbs
High School: Lafayette (Lexington, KY)
Accolades: 2019 2nd Team All-American, 1st Team All-SEC.
20 Shtl: 4.84
Scouting Report: OT Jedrick Wills Jr, Alabama
Athleticism: Jedrick Wills is athletic enough for a big man. He’s got some serious quickness and suddenness about his game. Extremely explosive, and that allows his footwork to stay clean. Wills moves extremely well for an offensive lineman. 14/15.
Power/Strength: Wills is powerful. He packs a hell of a punch. Shows incredible strength when moving downhill. Muscle mass is very well proportioned across his body, and that allows him to be dominant in many aspects of his game. He has good, strong arms that allow him to lock defenders in his grasp. 23/25.
Pass Blocking: Jedrick Wills is one of the better pass blockers that I have seen in this class. Correctly drops and anchors, his footwork is sublime. Handled very good pass rushers with ease, and didn’t allow them to get by. Recovers well with his long arms and great wingspan. 23/25.
Run Blocking: Wills is a mauler. He’s an aggressive blocker with powerful strength, and he moves very well going downhill. Almost unstoppable. There’s not much else to critique here, he’s just about perfect. 19/20.
Football IQ/Awareness: Excellent football IQ and awareness. Top of the class in that regard. I do think that Wills can become so focused on his assignment that he misses other blocks down the field that could impact the play more, especially on double team assignments. Overall though, he understands his assignment and works it to perfection. 7/10.
Leadership/Personality: Jedrick Wills has a clean slate and is a very intelligent, high character prospect. He’s a dominator mentally too, and he’s an awesome interview. 5/5.
On the Alabama website in Jedrick Wills’ bio, it says that he missed 7 assignments in all 711 snaps that he played through the 2019 season, a 99% success rate. When you watch him play, he was incredibly consistent. People might try to knock Wills for being a right tackle, but he played for a left-handed quarterback that gave him left tackle type duties. I believe that Wills can be very effective on either side of the line, playing left or right tackle. He’s a special, special prospect, and he’s ready to be a pro bowler this year.
Injury Rating: (3)
Ceiling Rating: (1)
Overall Grade: 95