Jones is a 6’5”, 303lb guard who played his college ball at Arizona state. He benched 28 reps of 225lb at the NFL Scouting Combine and ran a 5.32 40-time. He also had a 1.9 10-yard split.
The #Broncos finally add to their offensive line and take former Arizona State guard Sam Jones. Jones ended the 2017 season ranked 26th among draft-eligible guards with a run-block success percentage of 89.9%. https://t.co/cVt4ZTiJGe— PFF DEN Broncos (@PFF_Broncos) April 28, 2018
Here is what NFL Draft Scout’s Dane Brugler’s take on Sam Jones.
SUMMARY: A three-year starter at Arizona State, Jones was recruited as a tackle and started outside as a redshirt freshman before moving inside to left guard where he started 19 games the past two seasons – he learned under three different offensive coordinators in his four seasons in Tempe. Jones didn’t post the testing numbers of an athletic player, but his tape shows a lineman with smooth movement skills and bounce in his steps. He competes with a nasty mentality, but his aggressive nature can be a double-edged sword and he needs to improve his discipline. Overall, Jones can be bullied by power, which is a red flag for the NFL, but if he can hone his masking techniques without losing his competitive edge, he can stick on a pro roster and push for playing time.
Jones will compete for a roster spot at guard or center. He seems to have upside and excited to see how he does going forward.
We'd like to welcome Colorado native Sam Jones, a guard from Arizona St, to the Broncos as our 6th Rd pick. He's a gritty, hard-nosed player who will compete on the interior of our OL. pic.twitter.com/Kjf9PoHDHv— John Elway (@johnelway) April 28, 2018
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|2||40||Courtland Sutton||Wide Receiver||SMU||Scouting Report||Video|
|3||71||Royce Freeman||Running back||Oregon||Scouting Report||Video|
|3||99||Isaac Yiadom||Cornerback||Boston College||Scouting Report||Video|
|4||106||Josey Jewell||Linebacker||Iowa||Scouting Report||Video|
|4||113||DaeSean Hamilton||Wide Receiver||Penn State||Scouting Report||Video|
|5||156||Troy Fumagalli||Tight End||Wisconsin||Scouting Report||Video|
|6||183||Sam Jones||Guard||Arizona State||Scouting Report||Video|