Broderick Jones mock draft

Broderick Jones

  • OT Georgia
  • Sophomore
  • #10
  • 6'4"
  • 315lbs
  • Prospect
  • Southeastern
Georgia Bulldogs

Prospect Summary

Broderick Jones NFL Draft Scouting Report

OT, Georgia Bulldogs

Broderick Jones was the starting left tackle for the back-to-back national champion Georgia Bulldogs. Prior to enrolling, Jones was a five-star recruit and rated as a top-three offensive tackle in the nation. A two-sport athlete, Jones was a skilled post player on the hardwood. He helped lead the basketball team to 21-10 record as a junior. Jones has developed into one of the best offensive tackles in the SEC and the nation. 

Jones is an incredible athlete but especially for an offensive lineman. He has been reported to hit 19 mph on the GPS tracker. This athleticism is evident when he is a lead or pulling blocker in space as he hunts down second and third-level defenders. His lateral agility is impressive—Jones can mirror rushers well to protect inside and outside paths to the quarterback. He is athletic enough to use vertical and diagonal sets in pass protection to cut off those explosive steep-angle rushers. This is evident when he has to handle defensive twists and stunts. Jones does a good job making contact with the first defender and passing them to his teammate to engage the second defender. 

Jones has outstanding hand/grip strength to latch and gain advantage of his opponent. There are reps where he stonewalls defenders with quick and powerful punches. In addition, he displays the ability to fit and re-fit his hands based on the counters thrown by his opponent. I love the physical and finisher mentality he blocks with. There are multiple instances where Jones pancakes and throws defenders to the ground. Jones is spatially aware to help his teammate and act as a bumper if left uncovered. He will punish interior defensive linemen by crashing on the side of his guards. 

Despite his physical tools and gifts, Jones only has 19 starts under his belt. This explains why he is not polished with his overall technique. Jones’ hand carriage is typically low and “claps,” exposing his chest to defenders. The timing of his punches is not consistent, either. Not protecting his chest and core leads to inefficient balance from Jones. Also, he leans and bends at the waist, causing balance issues during sequences. He needs to settle his feet quicker in instances to allow his anchor to be dropped effectively versus speed to power rushers. 

In all, Jones is a strong, physically gifted, and talented offensive line prospect. As good as he is entering the league, there is more potential and upside for Jones to elevate his game. I can see him starting at left tackle early on if the void is there. Although, I do believe he can slide into guard if a team needed him to. The long-term outlook? He will be a multi-year starting OT. 

Top Reasons to Buy In:

  • Incredible athleticism at the position
  • “Finisher” mentality
  • Potential/upside

Top Reasons For Concern:

  • Limited experience (19 starts)
  • Inconsistent technique/mechanics
  • Overaggressiveness

Size (NFL Combine):

Height: 6′ 5”

Weight: 311 lbs

Arm Length: 34 3/4”

Hand Size: 10 5/8”

Athletic Testing (NFL Combine):

40-yard Dash: 4.97s

Vertical Jump: 30”

Broad Jump: 9′ 0”

Short-Shuttle: TBD

Three-Cone: TBD

Bench Reps: TBD 

Ideal Role: Starting left tackle

Scheme Fit: Scheme versatile

TDN Consensus Grade: 85.00/100 (First-Round Value)

  • Parson Grade: 85.00/100

Written By: Damian Parson

Exposures: TCU (2022), LSU (2022), Auburn, (2022), Oregon (2022), Missouri (2022)

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