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Barrett Jones NFL Draft Profile

Position #1: Center    Position #2: Offensive Guard
Jersey: #75    Height: 6'4 1/4"
School: Alabama Crimson Tide    Weight: 305 lbs.
Class: Redshirt Senior    40 Time: 4.97

Drafted By: St. Louis Rams - 4th round (113th overall) 2013 NFL Draft


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Combine/Pro Day Results
Event Hand Arm Wing 40 10 BP BJ VJ 3C SS20 XP SQD M40 M10
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General Notes


Senior Bowl Invite:Hasn't accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.
East/West Shrine Invite:Hasn't accepted an invite to the East/West Shrine Game.
NFL Combine Invite:Accepted an invite to the NFL combine - Full 2013 NFL Combine Invite List

Written By: Jerry Edwards

Barrett Jones is the versatile, intelligent OL from the University of Alabama. Jones has shown the ability to play all 5 OL spots while at Alabama. At just over 6'4" 305 pounds, he will not be the biggest offensive lineman on the field but has NFL size. As a run blocker, he displays great use of angles, leverage and balance when engaging with a DL. He is not an overpowering offensive lineman but he does a great job of sealing his man, keeping his pad level down, creating a seam and staying engaged with his assignment. While he is not blowing him off the ball with strength, this keeps his man out of the play and typically allows the runner to clear the seam untouched. He also has shown real comfort firing off the snap and sealing big nose tackles lined up over him. He seems to move fluidly and effortlessly when pulling on rushing plays. While not the most fleet footed OL, he has no issues getting to the edge and making a key block. However, you rarely see him blow up or pancake a defender in the open field. In terms of getting to the second level, Jones is quite adept at it due to his awareness, ability to identify man and ease in working through traffic. He will play through the whistle and shows a mean streak when blocking. He seems to be an ideal fit for the zone blocking scheme in the NFL.

Jones is a very effective and reliable pass protector on the offensive line. His high football IQ really shows through at the Center position. He is very comfortable calling protections and picking up the right blitzer or double teaming the right player. He also seems very comfortable blocking nose tackles lined up directly over him. He is not the stoutest offensive lineman when bull rushed and has been pushed back at times this year but rarely allows his man to disengage and shows the ability to hand fight successfully with defensive lineman. He also shows the ability to give some ground up to more powerful defensive tackles but anchor in and stand them up when he needs to recover. He is just an extremely technically sound and highly intelligent pass blocker.

Jones is the true definition of a blue collar offensive lineman. While he is not the most physically gifted player as he does not possess great strength or foot speed, he makes up for that with high IQ play, great awareness and being about as technically sound as they come. Generally, players like Jones are under-drafted so ideally he would go in the late 1st round of the 2013 NFL Draft. However, as history shows with players like Stefen Wisniewski and Max Unger, it is possible that Jones could fall as far as the mid 2nd round. In the NFL, it appears his best position will probably be at Center but it is very possible he could play LG, RG and RT at a relatively high level even showing the capability to play LT in a pinch. This versatility will only help his draft stock.

Experience:
  1. Played in and started all 14 games at C.
  2. Played in and started 11 games at LT.
  3. Played in and started 11 games at RG.
  4. Played in and started all 14 games at RG.
Accolades:
  1. Rimington Trophy selection. First-Team All-American selection. First-Team All-SEC selection. William V. Campbell Trophy selection. SEC's Scholar Athlete of the Year selection.
  2. Outland Trophy selection. First-Team All-American selection. First-Team All-SEC selection. SEC's Scholar Athlete of the Year selection.
  3. Third-Team All-American selection. First-Team All-SEC selection.
Known Injuries:
  1. Injured foot in SEC Championship game and played through it but was on crutches afterwards.
  2. Missed 2 games with high ankle sprain to right ankle.
  3. Missed 2 games with high ankle sprain.

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duckhunter
Posted on: Friday, December 28, 2012 @ 5:41 am
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Versatility plus. Can play all five line positions. Smart and assignment sound. I like him at center. Handles big men fine one on one. Usually turns the big guys in the run game. Speed, quick step guys can frustrate him occasionally. A LBs nightmare when he gets to the next level.

Solid pass pro but not always dominant. Sets well and bends his knees. Good not great punch. Usually sets and holds a great pocket. Let him settle into a position and he'll do well.

Be surprised if he gets to the 2nd round.

duckhunter
Posted on: Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 4:59 am
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Barret is having foot/ankle surgery this week and has a 4 month recovery period prior to him being able to work. Will probably only be able to weigh in, interviews and the like at the NFL Combine. A pro day is also doubtful.

Depending on medical, he may be dropping to the second. However, should be ready to go for training camp.

Some patient GM will get a very talented cornerstone in the 2nd.

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