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Former Lafayette High School grad signs rookie NFL contract with Cleveland Browns

Jedrick Wills was team's first-round pick
Jedrick Wills Jr.
Posted at 10:40 PM, Jul 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 10:02:43-04

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns signed rookie left tackle Jedrick Wills, their first-round draft pick from Alabama. Wills is a graduate of Lafayette High School in Lexington.

Wills will try to slide over from the right to left side in the NFL. He signed his fully guaranteed $19.7 million contract two weeks before he’s set to report to Cleveland’s training camp. That also includes an $11.8 million dollar signing bonus.

The Browns selected Wills with the No. 10 overall pick in April’s draft. The Browns have plugged the left tackle spot the past two seasons with stop-gap measures following perennial All-Pro Joe Thomas’ retirement. Wills played right tackle for the Crimson Tide, but the Browns are confident he can make the switch.