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Ben Jones

Ben Jones - #60 - C

Height: 6-2 5/8
Weight: 303
Speed: 5.44
Arm: 32 1/2
Hand: 9 5/8
Wingspan: 77 3/4
Birthdate: 07/02/1989
Hometown: Centreville, AL
Grade: 5.50

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

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

 

Notes:

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. 


Ben Jones's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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