GM Andrew Berry prioritized upgrading at both tackle spots. While both Harrison and Robinson are out of the league (not a surprise given Dorsey’s history with judging players’ characters), Hubbard is still with the team, albeit on a renegotiated contract. He will likely end up being cut to save cap space in 2021, but in the meantime, he will serve as a backup. There are two new starters on the line, and two reasons for fans to be excited.
Rookie Jedrick Wills Jr.
Wills was an excellent right tackle for the Alabama Crimson Tide. He had been a dominant run blocker in 2018 but took a huge step forward in pass protection last season. He is stoutly built, extremely strong, and very athletic. His arm length is not ideal, but it’s long enough that he shouldn’t have any issues.
Conklin signed a three-year $42 million deal with the Browns, which, while still a lot of money, was less than many were expecting Conklin to receive. He is not an elite tackle, as some make him out to be due to his All-Pro rookie season (injuries have slowed him since), but he’s a top-10 right tackle today and presents a significant upgrade over Hubbard.
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