Jaryd Jones-Smith Draft Profile

Jaryd Jones-Smith draft profile

 

Strengths:

  • Tall with athletic frame and long arms
  • Able to step inside and wall off defenders in run game
  • Has some natural ability in pass protection
  • Effective use of arm length can shut down one-move rushers
  • Length allows him to run edge rushers up past the arc
  • Had his share of quality reps against Bradley Chubb
  • Body control is adequate

Analysis: Watching Jaryd Jones-Smith’s tape made me question his NFL ability, but scouts are enamored with his size and long arms. If he checks out medically, he could be a day three selection with the ability to compete for a future starting spot at right tackle. His massive frame allows him to step inside and wall off defenders while run blocking. His tape against potential top three pick Bradley Chubb was impressive. He does a solid job in pass protection, looking natural in that aspect of his game. His arm length allow him to shit down speedy edge rushers or those who use a one-move rush. Arm extension keeps them at bay. Body control is adequate enough to get by.

Weaknesses:

  • Lacks extensive starting experience
  • Not a very fluid athlete whether moving forward or laterally
  • Will run feet through contact as drive blocker, but doesn’t generate much push
  • Lacks finishing characteristics in run game
  • Ineffective on the move
  • Takes bad angles to second level and rarely sticks to those blocks long
  • Slow to redirect his weight and will have to prove he can handle NFL edge speed and subsequent counters inside
  • Missed 2015 due to a severe knee injury where he tore three of four ligaments

Analysis: Jaryd Jones-Smith’s tape will be disappointing if you are looking for athleticism and effective run blocking, he is like molasses moving on the football field. He is terrible in space and struggles moving laterally or in a straight-line. This will prevent teams from sliding him inside to guard in the future due to his lack of movement and his struggle in the running game. He takes bad angles to the second level when he gets there, usually getting a hand on them as they slip by. He is not a finisher while run blocking and needs to get more of a mean streak in him. He is slow to redirect his weight and will have to prove he can handle NFL edge speed and subsequent counters inside. After showing promise starting three of 13 games played at left tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2014, he missed the entire next season after blowing out his knee in June 2015. Jones-Smith ripped multiple ligaments and his tibia bone twisted to put pressure on a major artery; he could have lost his leg had medical staff not acted as quickly. Somehow he returned to play in eight games in 2016, starting one as the team’s sixth offensive lineman. The former New Jersey All-State performer earned his degree, however, and contributed to the Panthers’ 2017 season, starting nine games at right tackle.

Size: 6’7 317lbs

Draft Grade: 6th Round

NFL Comparison: TJ Clemmings

Draft Projection: Round 4-5

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