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Broncos select guard, Sam Jones in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft

The Denver Broncos have selected guard, Sam Jones in the sixth-round of the 2018 NFL Draft

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In the sixth-round of the 2018 NFL Draft, the Denver Broncos have selected guard, Sam Jones.

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.

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.


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Denver Broncos 2018 draft picks

Round Pick Player Position School Info Highlights
Round Pick Player Position School Info Highlights
1 5 Bradley Chubb Outside Linebacker North Carolina State Scouting Report Video
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
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