Jamarco Jones

Ohio St.
OT

Prospect Info

College
Ohio St.
Hometown
Class
Chicago, IL
Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
299 lbs
35 1/8”
Hands
9 1/2”

Prospect Grade

5.66
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Seattle
Seahawks
Round 5 ‧ Pick 31
40 Yard Dash
5.5
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
24.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
102.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
8.32
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.99
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Although Jones was a four-star recruit and top 100 prospect nationally, he was coming off a shoulder injury that cost him half of his senior year and needed to mature physically and mentally before knowing what it took to be a great player. For two years, he learned behind Taylor Decker, an eventual first-round pick for Detroit. Jones played in 10 games as a true freshman for the national champions, and then in all 13 games as the team's sixth lineman the following year. Once Decker departed, Jones proved he was ready to go, taking advantage of his length and quick feet to garner second-team All-Big Ten honors as the starting left tackle for every game. He garnered first-team all-conference honors as a senior, starting all 14 games at left tackle for the Big Ten Champion Buckeyes.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 3-4
NFL Comparison
Michael Oher
Overview
Jones isn't overly impressive and doesn't have many "wow" features, but he gets his job done. He lacks desired NFL height, but makes up for it with longer arms and good upper body strength. While his body control needs improvement, he has proven to have enough slide quickness and lateral agility to handle duties on the blind-side. However, his poor showing at the Combine raises concerns over whether or not his athletic traits are starting level.
Strengths
  • Pass sets feature adequate balance, a flat back and chin tucked
  • Looked much more confident in pass protection this year
  • Hands are efficient and quick and punches are well-timed
  • Patient pass slider who waits until target is in range to let hands go
  • Lands early to disrupt rusher's rhythm
  • Has adequate reactive athleticism against inside moves
  • Mirror isn't perfect but is good enough
  • Has some anchor to sit down against bull-rush
  • Flexes upper body power to jolt on redirect and down blocks
  • Catches base block with upward strike and cranks feet to secure
  • Works double teams with good technique
  • Impressive agility to adjust to moving targets
  • Has athletic ability and radar to spring big runs with second level blocks
  • Comes off first block with smoothness and times up linebackers
Weaknesses
  • Doesn't have optimal height/length for tackle
  • Needs to close distance and speed up hands against long edge-setters
  • Hip bend is average and pad level is high
  • Struggles to find optimal leverage at point of attack
  • May improve balance as drive blocker with wider base
  • Body control is below average
  • Power ends can stack and dislodge him
  • Approach angles and post-contact footwork are inconsistent
  • Outside hand is a little weak in pass protection
  • Will lunge against edge speed at top of the rush rather than sliding feet to protect the arc
  • Gets fooled by end/tackle twists
  • Tape shows potential concerns against good inside rush counters
  • Would like to see a little more edge in his play demeanor
  • Atrocious Combine workout casts doubt on either his athletic ability or his work ethic
Sources Tell Us

"I thought his tape was average myself. You like him more than I do. His Combine was awful. He athletic testing was reject level. It's hard to trust a tackle to start if he has reject level testing." -- NFC Executive

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league