The first draft class for the Cleveland Browns under general manager Andrew Berry has seen two of its players named to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team in left tackle Jedrick Wills and tight end Harrison Bryant.
Wills was the first pick of Berry's career, taken 10th overall out of Alabama. He was the fifth best lineman on the Browns line, which is pretty good considering three of them were named All-Pro by the Associated Press and center J.C. Tretter continues to be criminally underrated when it pertains to season awards.
Wills made the move from right tackle in college to left tackle in the NFL and was an effective pass protector. His run blocking is a work in progress in part because of the lack of practice reps this year as a result of COVID-19. It's a difficult area of the game to practice alone.
The Browns left tackle started in 15 regular season games, missing one due to an illness. He started both playoff games, but suffered an ankle injury on the first play against the Kansas City Chiefs in the divisional round, forcing him to miss the rest of the game.
Harrison Bryant was selected in the fourth round and found a niche early with the Browns. After a training camp where he consistently found the end zone, Bryant was a better blocker than expected to start the year, operating largely as a wing.
Bryant appeared in 15 games, starting nine as a rookie, missing one due to COVID-19. He caught 24 passes on 38 targets for 238 yards and three touchdowns on the season. Part of a group that included Austin Hooper and David Njoku, Bryant found ways to contribute early in the season and made a handful of game changing plays over the course of the year.