Dawand Jones
Dawand Jones  OT  Ohio State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Dawand Jones
Height
6-8
Weight
375
College
Ohio State
Position
OT
Class
Senior
Home town
Indianapolis, IN
86.8/100
Player Rating
7
PositionRank (OL)
5.4
FortyYD Time

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

Dawand Jones OT Ohio State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.40 seconds (23%*)
Overall Rank: #45 Position Rank: #7 (OL)
Height: 6-8 (97%*)
Weight: 375 (100%*)
Weight: 375 (100%*)
Hands: 11 3/8 (100%*)
Arm: 36 5/8 (99%*)
Arm: 36 5/8 (99%*)
Span: 89 1/2 (100%*)
Span: 89 1/2 (100%*)
Date of Birth: 08/06/2001 Age: 21.5
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 5.40 seconds (23%*)
Overall Rank: #45 Position Rank: #7 (OL)
Height: 6-8 (97%*) Weight: 375 (100%*)
Hands: 11 3/8 (100%*) Arm: 36 5/8 (99%*)
Span: 89 1/2 (100%*)
Age: 21.5 DOB: 08/06/2001
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 86.8 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Pass Blocking:
91%
Run Blocking:
96%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Mid Position rank: #7
College Games: 31 College Snaps: 1654
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 80/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 85 Stars 247 RATING: 85/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
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 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 just 3 games and a total of 80 snaps. He conceded just 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 an impressive 7 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 3 sacks while playing at right tackle.

In 2022 as a senior Jones saw action in 11 games and played a total of 693 snaps for the Buckeyes. He allowed 4 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at right tackle.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Displays good awareness when it comes to reading moving bodies, effectively reacting, and adjusting. Jones also shows a good feel for combo blocks.
  • He’s at his best fighting in a phone booth as a run blocker, where his sheer size and strength, combined with his natural knee bend and leverage, can take over.
  • Effective in space and usually drops his hips to get leverage and sustain against shorter defenders.
  • He has the measurables to stick at tackle, and Jones plays with a good, wide base in pass protection, allowing him to hold up against the bull rush.
  • Jones does a nice job working with teammates to build the pocket, anchoring against bull rushers, and displaying good awareness against stunts and twists.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Jones seems too focused on winning with his hands, too often stopping his feet. He also often plays with poor balance in the run game, lunging into contact rather than sinking his hips and delivering a block.
  • Leverage is a consistent problem for him, who is not a bad athlete but sometimes can’t get low enough when firing off the line to create an initial push.
  • Protecting on an island will be a challenge against rushers who can dip and bend around the edge. He’ll also struggle against good countermoves; Jones often gets into position on his initial set before failing to sufficiently adjust.
  • Tends to slip off blocks when going against bigger linemen, and he too often finishes plays on the ground.

Dawand Jones percentiles vs other Offensive Tackle's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

Update - 02/02/2023
From NFL.com - Jones is easily the biggest and longest prospect at the Senior Bowl (6-foot-8, 375 pounds). He looked like a mountain of a man on the practice field Tuesday. I have some concerns about the way Jones redirects his weight and keeps his balance against movement up front, but he had a rock-solid performance in his first practice of the week. In both his run-blocking and pass-protection reps, he was effective in using his frame against opponents. The former Buckeye was able to envelop and halt his challengers more times than not.
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How other scouting services rate Dawand Jones (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
53.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
10.0