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JetNation Prospect Profile: Georiga Offensive Tackle Broderick Jones


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With the NFL draft now less than one week away, Georgia offensive tackle becomes our latest player profile as Joe Douglas and company get ready to start re-shaping Gang Green with what we presume will be a beefed up offensive line.
Broderick Jones, Offensive Tackle, Georgia.
Jones was a 1-year starter with the Georgia Bulldogs, playing fewer than 1,400 snaps at left tackle. He is great in space and boasts impressive athletic traits and excellent balance while maintaining his blocks. Jones has good footwork in pass protection, but is not a finished product when it comes to technique.
Jones also has great length to go along with his high end athleticism, equipped with 34 ¾” arms and having run a sub-5.00 second forty at the NFL Combine. Great size profile and could likely play either left or right tackle at the next level.

Hometown: Lithonia, GA

High School: Lithonia HS

Class/Age: Junior, Age (2001)

Recruit: ★★★★★ #11 overall, #2 OT, #3 GA, #213 All-Time

Height: 6053

Weight: 311

Hand Size: 1058

Arm Size: 3468

Wingspan: 8268

40-Yard Dash (10-Yard Split): 4.97 (1.74)

Vertical Jump: 30.0”

Broad Jump: 8’ 0”

3-Cone Drill: —

Bench Press: —

If athleticism is at the top of the list of things you're looking for in an offensive tackle, Broderick Jones (59) of @GeorgiaFootball has to be in your crosshairs. Out of his stance in a hurry and wipes the defender out on this screen.

Was fifth among OT's in RAS at 9.44. pic.twitter.com/wdGBjGjBNZ

— Glenn Naughton (@JetsPicks) April 22, 2023

Film Study

Games Watched: Florida (2022), LSU (2022), Ohio State (CFP)(2022),

  • Balance: 9.0

  • Pass Protection: 9.0

  • Run Blocking: 8.5

  • Lateral Mobility/Athleticism: 9.0

  • Point of Attack Power: 8.5

  • Hands: 8.5

  • Anchor: 8.5

  • Strength: 8.0

  • Size: 9.0

  • Versatility: 8.0

Grade: 86.0/100 (1st round pick)

Notes:

  • 1-year starter (started 4 games in 2021)

  • 2021: 437 snaps

    • 428 LT

    • 9 RT

  • 2022: 930 snaps (all LT)

I see a lot of D'Brickashaw Ferguson in Broderick Jones game…

Length, Angular Frame, Balance, Tight Hands, Grip Strength/Torque, Combo Angles, Passing off Stunts, etc pic.twitter.com/fuR5dqym0F

— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) November 30, 2022

 

On paper, the Jets appear to have a crowded tackle room with 4 players already on the roster: Duane Brown, Mekhi Becton, Max Mitchell, and Cedric Ogbuehi, recently re-signed by the team. This, however, should not preclude them from taking an offensive tackle if one is available at 13.

New York could view Jones’ inexperience at the position as a positive. He could compete at either tackle spot as a rookie and land anywhere from starting tackle to being the theam’s 2023 swing tackle. Given the number of question marks surrounding the current group in terms of health, it’s likley we’ll see the team’s swing tackle start some games in 2023.

When Brown moves on after this season, the former National Champion could fit as the future left tackle for the franchise. Some have compared Broderick Jones to Jets Ring of Honor legend D’Brickashaw Ferguson, and the comparison from a measurable perspective is unreal. If you are getting even half the play Ferguson offered in the Green & White, Jones would be a slam dunk pick. The Jets also hosted Jones for a private meeting during the lead up to the 2023 NFL Draft.

 

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I love him...LOVE him...for the Jets. I think he slides right into LT immediately. The team has depth at OT, but some of the younger guys may end up being more effective at RT. Certainly Mitchell. And I would say Becton, although I like the length of his kick slide. Jones, to me, is not as physically imposing, and I don't think he could be a RT, but in a zone blocking scheme and a team with a higher profile QB, he is lockdown in pass pro and gives enough as a run blocker.

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