Dawand Jones: NFL Draft Scouting Report

Dawand Jones: NFL Draft Scouting Report
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  • Height: 6’ 8”
  • Weight: 375lbs
  • College: Ohio State
  • Year: Senior
  • Position: Offensive Tackle


  • Size – close to 100th percentile in all measurements. 
  • Enormous wingspan – look out for the official measurements!
  • Run game mauler – can obliterate opposing defenders
  • Decent movement skills for his size
  • Creates wide running lanes for RBs
  • Hand strength – stuns opponents readily
  • Grip strength is outstanding – difficult for rushers to disengage
  • Reads opponents well and reacts to counters efficiently
  • Uses length well to extend the route to the QB for pass rushers
  • Squares up nicely and takes good angles against opponents
  • Patient in pass protection


  • Footwork – despite good mobility is often on his heels, tries to win with hands and forgets about feet
  • Feet can appear heavy at times
  • Lack of bend and flexibility in lower body
  • Top heavy – can struggle to adjust his direction quickly
  • Lack of versatility – almost completely used as Right Tackle.


Dawand Jones cuts an intriguing prospect at the offensive tackle position. A true gargantuan with plenty of measurables that coaches will love. He has the potential to be a top-end tackle at the next level. His combination of size and run-blocking ability cannot be ignored. However, his technical skills at the position should not be underestimated and are relatively refined when compared to some prospects entering this stage of their career. NFL teams may wish him to carry a little less weight in the top half of his body, but this should not stop any team picking him up on day 2. If a team falls in love with his skill set, sneaking into the back end of round 1 is not totally out of the question

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