T Jedrick Wills Jr. (9.23.20)

T Jedrick Wills Jr.:

On the challenge Washington’s DL presents: 

“They have a lot of great guys up front. Their defense kind of relies on the defense line on the strength of their team. We just have to come ready to play.”


On what makes Washington DE Chase Young so good and worthy of the No. 2 overall pick: 

“He is just a freak of nature. You do not see a lot of guys like him around the league. He just has a lot of size and ability and a lot of speed and power, which is a good combination of everything you need.”


On his confidence level and development after his first two NFL games: 

“I am feeling good. Just trying to come in each week and get better. There are a lot of things I still need to improve on so just trying to work to clean those things up.”

On the Browns’ balance between the run and pass:

“That is what we are trying to do. We are trying to create a marriage between the two. I feel like it is a work in progress, but we are definitely making the right steps.”

On his reaction when Browns RBs are running hard and breaking tackles:

“It hypes you up. It gets you ready to keep running the ball. You just want to keep making those plays happen.”

On his relationship with Washington DTs Daron Payne and Jonathan Allen:

“I played with Daron Payne for only one year, but they are both really good players. They are in a different system now than they were at Alabama, but I feel like it should be a fun and interesting matchup.”

On if practicing against DE Myles Garrett in practice helped prepare him to face a player like Young:

“It helps a lot going against those guys like that. I have full confidence in myself, seeing those guys in practice like that every day. That is what they get paid to do, and we get paid to protect.”

On his injury sustained in Week 1 and if it was difficult to return for the Thursday night game following a quick turnaround:

“It was scary when it first happened because I was kind of feeling a little bit of a combination of different things – ankle, leg, shin, knee. I could not really tell what it was. I got body whipped by one of their linebackers. Just still trying to recover and get better. It was a quick turnaround for that Thursday game, but once you get that adrenaline pumping, you do not really feel it.”

On if he feels his confidence growing each week:

“I do not really pay too much attention to confidence and things like that. I do not really get into it. I just go out there and do the best I can do.”

On his biggest adjustments during his first two NFL games:

“Really just the speed of the game, I guess. It is a little bit different than college, but you kind of pick that up fast when you are practicing day in and day out. To me, it was an easy transition for now. I am still trying to get better, but it was not as difficult as I thought it was going to be.”

On if he has had nervous moments prior to or during his first two NFL games:

“Before the first game, you kind of get jitters, and then after the first play, it goes away. You hit somebody one time, and that kind of disappears.”

On if he enjoys seeing the success of the Browns RBs and running game:

“100 percent. I feel like as a running back and offensive lineman, you want to be able to run the ball every play, but in reality, you can’t do that. We have a whole lot of playmakers who need to get the ball, as well, but it is fun. It is a great time when you get to do things like that.”

On if he blocks out outside noise and evaluations of his play, both positive and negative:

“100 percent. There are going to be people who say good things. There are going to be people who say bad things. I just block out the critics and all the reports and everything and just focus on one thing at a time.”

On Washington rotating DEs to either side and if it can be difficult to not face the same player every snap:

“Yeah because everybody is a different player. I feel like it more just comes from preparation and studying up on everybody because you never know who is going to go in, in case an injury happens or maybe this guy is better for the gameplan this week. You really have to study up on everybody and just be ready for those different guys to come in.”

On if he watches a lot more film now than he did at Alabama:

“No, it is about the same.”

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