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Jets draft prospect Jedrick Wills Jr.’s tape proves he’s a beast | Blewett’s Blitz Film Review

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Alabama tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. is an absolute beast. His tape proves it and the New York Jets would be fortunate to land him.

Oftentimes, film reviews offer up plenty of positives and negatives. Sometimes, a prospect is so damn brilliant on tape he can be labeled a “beast.”

Alabama tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. is that beast and the New York Jets would be incredibly fortunate to land him in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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Alabama runs a frontside pin and pull. Wills wants to cut off the backside 3-tech. Wills explodes off of the snap with a drop-step from his left to open his hips. He crosses the defensive lineman’s face, placing his helmet across his body.

Wills gets his hands on, rolls power through his hips and is able to create movement. The 3-tech attempts to scrape overtop and Wills takes a good angle to maintain his inside leverage.

Wills recognizes a stunt is most likely coming based on the defensive look. He gets into his vertical set with a good base, balance and smooth feet. While doing so, Wills is peaking inside, eyes transition outside and he sees the stunt coming. Hands land in a good position and shuffles to stay with the penetrator.

Wills uses an “up-kick” off of the snap to close ground on the 4i/loose 3 while staying tight to the right guard. As the defensive end closes ground, Wills hops back to brace for contact and shoots hands with good accuracy shutting the rush down early into the rep.

Another really pretty play from Wills. Wills covers good ground on his first step, smooth feet and balance in his pass set. Wills shows good awareness both pre and post-snap of the upcoming stunt.

As soon as the edge throws his left hard into the ground Wills eyes transition inside. Throws a fake left into a fake right while throwing hips back for contact. Punch delivers pop and then stays with the block with a good base/leverage.


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