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Drafted By: Texans
  • Round 4
  • Pick 4
  • Overall 99

Combine Results

Grade
78.2 ?
  • 5.44 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 29 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 105.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.95 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.74 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Jones is a scrappy center with outstanding technical skills. He excels playing from angles and is a perfect fit in the Texans' zone scheme.

  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 1/2" Arm Length
  • 303LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Jones has started at center since arriving at Georgia. He is a leader on the field who made all the calls up front for the Bulldogs. He is a savvy player who doesn't have great athletic ability but understands angles when blocking and plays to his strengths. He is a reliable backup option early on and worthy of a sixth-round pick.

Analysis

Strengths

Jones is very good at staying with his blocks and sealing off defenders in the run game. He has trouble moving defenders backward but is efficient in how he mirrors and can seal at the last second to create a hole. He is similar when pass blocking -- he understands his strengths and sets early to stall bull rushers.

Weaknesses

Jones has trouble with his footwork in many aspects of the game. He is savvy enough to overcome it, but is exposed when he is in open space attempting to pull, where his feet can get very choppy. He is a very non-explosive blocker who relies on his ability to mirror and his overall strength.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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