Tyler Jones

North Carolina State
OL32

Prospect Info

College
North Carolina State
Hometown
Class
GA
r-Senior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
306 lbs
33 3/4”
Hands
9 3/4”

Prospect Grade

5.30
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
--
Seconds
 
Bench Press
23
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
31.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
111.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.75
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.82
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Jones was an honorable mention All-State pick from Stone Mountain, Ga., before heading to Raleigh for the 2014 season. He redshirted that year, and contributor as a starter in six (two at left guard, four at right tackle) of 11 games played in 2015. The next three seasons, Jones started all 39 games (13 each year) at the left tackle spot for the Wolfpack.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 6
Overview
Jones put together solid tape in his 2018 matchup against Clemson, showing off his zone-blocking talent and ability to match foot quickness with edge rushers in pass protection, but overall, his tape was a little uneven for the season. Jones has the athletic ability to transition inside as a zone guard, but he needs to add mass and improve his core strength in order to find playing time on the next level.
Strengths
  • Athletic with two years of starting duty at left tackle
  • Has feet and reflexes for quick response to rush counters
  • Held up admirably against edge speed challenges
  • Durable and dependable
  • Years of technique work and experience in zone-heavy scheme
  • Nimble feet to gain ground quickly on move blocks
  • Effective use of hands to reach and secure on play-side zone
  • Capable to locate and connect on second level
  • Strikes and lifts to leverage kick-out blocks in run game
Weaknesses
  • Expect growing pains in his move from tackle to guard
  • Might need a redshirt year while he eats and lifts to get bigger
  • Body control can be sloppy and uneven
  • Lack of core strength will need to be addressed for move inside
  • Will need to improve as run-block finisher
  • Needs better knee bend at point of attack to improve contact balance
  • Hand placement can be inconsistent in his pass sets
  • Could struggle to find a functional anchor against pocket bullies
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