Dawand Jones
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Dawand Jones
Ohio State
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Indianapolis, IN
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Dawand Jones OT Ohio State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Dawand Jones OT Ohio State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 5.40 seconds
Height: 6-8 Weight: 360
Date of Birth: 08/06/2001 Age: 20.11
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Overall Rating: 86.8 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
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DRAFT GRADE: 2nd - Late Position rank: #8
College Games: 20 College Snaps: 961
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (80/100)
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (85/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Dawand Jones from Ben Davis High School was rated a 4 star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3 star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Jones opted to join Ohio State.

In 2019 as a freshman Jones saw action in 4 games and played on a total of 90 snaps for the Buckeyes. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and one sack while playing at left tackle.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 3 games and a total of 80 snaps. He conceded one QB hurry, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at left tackle.

In 2021 as a junior Jones saw action in 13 games and totaled 791 snaps. He gave up 7 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 3 sacks while playing at right tackle.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Best on the outside because of his height and athleticism, but is capable of blocking on the move.
  • Tall, long, athletic pass protector. Generally gets out of three-point stance with good knee bend and a wide base.
  • Attacks his man, playing with a wide base and the lateral agility to mirror, sustain and shuffle to help inside. Has the size, strength and quick feet to be effective as a position run-blocker.
  • If a scout were to draw up a starting NFL left tackle, the picture may look like a lot like Adams. His height, length and athletic build are prototypical for the position that helps protect the blind side of ultra-important starting quarterbacks.
  • Awareness is above-average for his limited experience. Sells trap block and can turn to seal. Fluid getting to and adjust at the second level.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Height can be a detriment in short-yardage, defender can get under his pads to hold the line.
  • Needs to work on his technique in pass protection, using more consistent leverage and continuing to move his feet.
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