Georgia - Bulldogs
Ben Jones - #60 - C
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|02/29/2012 Combine||6-2 5/8||303||9 5/8||32 1/2||77 3/4||5.37||29||8'9"||30 1/2||4.76||7.99|
|01/23/2012 Senior Bowl||6-2 5/8||304||9 5/8||32 1/4||78 1/8|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||6-2 5/8||311||9 5/8||31 1/2||78 1/8||5.25|
Two-way lineman was also a standout baseball player as an Alabama prep. Graduated high school and enrolled early at Georgia. As a true freshman in 2008, started 10-of-13 games at center. Started all 13 games in ’09. Had a knee scope to repair meniscus and cartilage damage during ’10 fall camp but returned to start 12-of-13 games in the fall — was suspended the first half against Colorado for a clipping penalty against Mississippi State. Made all 14 starts at center in ’11. Team captain. Named team MVP.Positives:
Has a thick build with good mass. Great instincts and awareness. Very hardworking and smart — makes all the line calls. Maintains good positioning in pass protection. Good snap-and-step quickness and can work up to the second level and pick off linebackers. Tough and competitive. Outstanding football and personal character. Humble, down-to-earth, country-simple background. Will play through injuries (has played with torn ligaments in his knee and finger). Self-starter.Negatives:
Average, try-hard athlete. Does not play to his weight-room numbers and can be overwhelmed against massive space-eaters (see Alabama). Minimal pop in his punch — more of a grabber. Spends too much time on the ground. Not quick or explosive off the ball and generates little movement.Summary:
Smart, experienced, dependable pivot whose play dropped off as a senior after he was asked to bulk up to 310 pounds. However, he has a good overall body of work and possesses the football smarts, instincts and intelligence to quickly enter a starting lineup.
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