JetNation Prospect Profile: Georiga Offensive Tackle Broderick Jones
Hometown: Lithonia, GA
High School: Lithonia HS
Class/Age: Junior, Age (2001)
Recruit: ★★★★★ #11 overall, #2 OT, #3 GA, #213 All-Time
Hand Size: 1058
Arm Size: 3468
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
Games Watched: Florida (2022), LSU (2022), Ohio State (CFP)(2022),
Pass Protection: 9.0
Run Blocking: 8.5
Lateral Mobility/Athleticism: 9.0
Point of Attack Power: 8.5
1-year starter (started 4 games in 2021)
2021: 437 snaps
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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