Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Sam Jones

Guard
School: Arizona State | Conference: PAC 12
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.5 / 305 | 40: 5.32 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.48
Projected Round
5th
Bio: 
Two-year starter at left guard who was named Honorable Mention All-Pac-12 in 2017. Started seven games as a sophomore before being sidelined by an injury halfway through the season. Made three starts in 2015.
Pos: 
Athletic blocker with nice size and upside potential. Plays heads-up football and keeps his head on a swivel. Attacks assignments, blocks with a nasty attitude and works hard to finish. Stays square, jolts defenders with violent punch and keeps his feet moving. Sinks his butt at the line of scrimmage, bends his knees and moves fluidly on his feet. Quick if asked to kick out or pull across the line of scrimmage and gets a pad on defenders to disrupt them from their angles of attack. Quick out to the second level and blocks down well on opponents to smother them from the action.
Neg: 
Struggles with quick, explosive defensive tackles. Must improve his playing strength. Struggles to finish blocks.
Analysis: 
Jones comes off a tremendous junior campaign where he elevated his game in every aspect. He’s a fundamentally sound blocker with a good head for the position and comes with big upside.