1. Jedrick Wills, Alabama
Size: 6-4, 312
The Good: While he might not have the exact prototype look of a normal Nick Saban superstar offensive lineman, he can really, really block.
He’s already got good size and excellent power, and then he showed off his athleticism at the combine with a 5.05 in the 40 and with excellent explosion in the leaping drills.
A nasty hitter who destroys his man, he’s a force when he gets on the move and has no problem getting into a fight for the power game. He’s a true left tackle who can show up right away and be a team’s franchise blocker.
The Not-So-Good: He’s not quite the prototype in terms of size you might want in a possible top ten overall pick. There’s no real problem overall, but he’s a wee bit shorter and not as long as you might like, and he doesn’t carry his weight like an elite NFL athlete for the offensive line.
NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: Alabama left tackles tend to be good at this whole blocking thing. All the knocks on him are merely cosmetic – everything outside of his body type is air-tight for a prospect of his caliber. He’s a clean left tackle with the feet and the nastiness everyone wants in the star of their line.
Projected Round: Top Ten Overall