Scouting Report
Prospect:  Ben Jones






         
School:           Georgia
Ht:  6'3"       Wt:  315
Eligibility:       Sr
Uniform:       #75

Position #1:       OC
Position Rank:      2
Overall Rank:       79

Position #2:       OG
Position Rank:      15
Overall Rank:       168


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Report Prepared: February 14, 2012

Ben Jones, the 2011 Rimington Award Winner, started 49 games for Georgia at center; during the 2011 campaign, he graded out at 82% while making all the line calls, averaged 5 "intimidator" blocks per game and did not allow a sack while facing the outstanding defensive lines of the SEC. Jones' best trait may be his quickness and if he corrects a tendency to arch his back when engaged with a defender, he could anchor an NFL offensive line for the next 10 years.

In pass blocking, Jones is quick physically and mentally, coming off the line and recognizing defensive alignments. His anchor is solid, as he has absorbed some big punches from SEC nose tackles; he may take a step back, but resets fairly well. However, he has to stop arching his back on recoil as that could lead to future physical problems.

Ben is not a physical run blocker, but due to his quickness is able to turn and seal off the defender. He executes the drive block well, but can come out lunging at times and does not possess the athleticism to regain his balance and recover. His hand placement is inconsistent, too low at times which leaves him vulnerable to swim moves. An NFL off-season weight-training program, as well as extensive OL coaching, will correct most of Jones' deficiencies in order for him to become a solid starting center.

Compares to (Current NFL Player): J.D. Walton

Strengths
- Good anchor and leverage in pass protection
- Solid technician
- Smart player, understands blocking assignments
- Outstanding quickness off snap


Weaknesses
- Arches back when knocked back and resetting anchor
- Not overly athletic and can get off-balance lunging
- Needs to work on hand placement technique




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