Jamarco Jones Draft Profile

Jamarco Jones draft profile

Strengths:

  • Hand usage
  • Improved each year at OSU
  • Patience
  • Decent athletic ability for size
  • Anchor
  • Great technique on double teams
  • Gets to second level

Analysis: Jamarco Jones is a former four-star recruit who waited for two years while he learned behind Taylor Decker, an eventual first-round pick for Detroit. Since he took over for Decker he has improved each year at OSU and took home All-Big Ten honors this past season. He 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. Has athletic ability and radar to spring big runs with second level blocks. Comes off first block with smoothness and times up linebackers. He 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.

Weaknesses:

  • Not ideal size for a OT
  • Average hip bend
  • Leverage issues
  • Footwork is inconsistent
  • Struggles against inside counter moves

Analysis: Jamarco Jones is 6’5 but his length is not ideal for the tackle position at the next level. His 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.

What the scouts say: “He has holes like they all do but I think he’s safer than Mike McGlinchey as a pro. Ohio State’s scheme doesn’t give you as many pro-style looks as Notre Dame, but I think he’ll fit in well as a pro.” — NFC team area scout

Size: 6’5 310lbs

Draft Rank: No.4 OT

NFL Comparison: Marcus Cannon

Draft Projection: Round 2-3

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