Draft Scouting Report

Draft Scouting Report:

Rating: 84.53 (Long-term starter)

Pro Comparison: Orlando Brown Jr.


Opposing Big Ten defenses were often more concerned with Dawand Jones than his linemate, Paris Johnson Jr., who will be one of the first OTs drafted. Jones only participated in one practice at the Senior Bowl in January, but he was the best player on the field and it may not have been particularly close. If he can control his weight and remain focused on football, he could be a special player because of his size and athleticism.


  • Enormous, even by Power 5 offensive tackle standards (6-8, 375 and 36.5-inch arms)
  • Moves surprisingly well laterally on stretch plays; once he gets hands on defensive ends, it's over
  • Strong hands, powerful punch
  • He's difficult to get around because of size but consistently locks up DEs on stretch runs eliminating them from the play
  • Patient in pass sets, can win by grip strength alone in passpro
  • Strong hands show up consistently on tape in passpro -- can throw DEs to ground
  • Good reset when DE goes from outside speed rush to inside counter


  • Can play in space but it's not his strong suit -- looks more lumbering than comfortable at second level; can lock up second-, third-level defenders, but it's not his game
  • Rare but can sometimes get over toes vs. passpro speed rush and lose inside on push-pull
  • Can have his work cut out for him vs. smaller/low center-of-gravity pass-rushers who can duck under him -- but he still shows ability to redirect them with long arms

Combine Results:

  • 40-Yard Dash: 5.35 seconds

Big Ten East Standings

Team Conf Overall
9-0 13-1
8-1 11-2
7-2 11-2
4-5 8-5
3-6 5-7
2-7 4-8
1-8 4-8

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-8, 374 lbs
Birthplace: Indianapolis, IN
Class: Senior