Round One: Josh Jones, OT, Houston
Josh Jones seems like the quintessential Jon Robinson draft pick.
A four-year starter on the left side of the offensive line who only missed out on starting during his college career because of injury. He was one of the best tackles in the conference in his final two years with Houston and was even named a second-team all-conference player as a senior, despite missing three games due to injury.
Jones’ less-than-stellar showing at the NFL Combine will probably tank his draft stock a bit, but his game-tape will show a player that held his own and often dominated his competition. The most eye-popping stat on Jones’ resume would be his one sack allowed in nine games, but what the stats don’t show is how Jones might be even better in regards to run blocking.
Jones isn’t the fastest guy in the world, but he’s one of the more athletic offensive linemen in this class and used that often to clear blocking lanes at the line of scrimmage and even downfield whenever he got the chance to run block.
After losing the run-blocking talents of Jack Conklin, Tennessee would be lucky to get Jones on the right side of the field, hopefully clearing rushing lanes the way he did in college.