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2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: OT Josh Jones


Big Board ranking: #47

Positional ranking: #8

 

Overview

Position: OT

College: Houston

Class: Senior (RS)

Age: 22

 

Measurables

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 319 lbs.

Arm length: 33 7/8”

Hand size: 10 1/8”

 

Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 5.27 sec.

Vertical jump: 28.5”

Broad jump: 109.0”

Bench press: 24 reps

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A

 

Strengths

Athletic frame. Good overall size. Very smooth all-around athlete. Prototype zone blocker. Times his strikes accurately to make up for not having top-tier length. Exceptional mobility and movement skills. Excellent awareness in pass protection. Technically sound as a pass blocker. Keeps a balanced base. Hands stay ready to strike. Moves his feet very well to mirror rushers. Easily carries rushers past the quarterback. Quick to bury a defender if given a chance. Comfortable as a lead blocker in space. Plus field vision. Great acceleration as a puller. Effective as a double-team blocker in the running game. Efficient working to the second level. Former basketball player and it shows. High character and leadership.

 

Weaknesses

Power/strength is just average. Doesn’t generate a ton of drive as a run blocker. Needs to clean up footwork in pass sets to eliminate false step with his right foot.

 

NFL comparison

D.J. Humphries

 

Conclusion

Overall, Jones is a mobile offensive tackle that has natural mirror skills in pass protection and should be able to make a big impact as an athletic run blocker in a zone scheme. He will be a better value early on Day 2, but I don’t think it would be a reach for a team like the Vikings to take him in the first round because of the potential scheme fit.

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