Ben Jones to Texans: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

Wes StueveContributor IIIApril 28, 2012

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 02: Center Ben Jones #60 sets to snap the ball to quarterback Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs during play against the Michigan State Spartans in the Outback Bowl January 2, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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A four-year starter at Georgia, Ben Jones is a leader. At center, that's pretty important. Jones hasn't received a ton of hype, but he still projected as an early-round pick.

Jones' lack of elite physical ability prevented him from going in Round 1, but his intangibles and overall solid play are hard to ignore.

National Football Post writes about Jones:

Exhibits above average range when asked to pull. Looks comfortable reaching targets off his frame in space, breaks down well, has a feel for the run game. Consistently locates, will finish on his man and is a "plus" run blocker on the move.

A solid athlete, Jones can play in space in both the run and pass game. He is on the small side at just 6'2" and 302 pounds, but he's not a bad run-blocker.

The Georgia center makes up for his lack of size by playing with some savvy, frequently utilizing an impressive cut block. Jones is capable of playing on the move or at the point of attack, so he is a decent fit in almost any blocking scheme.

Because he is so smart and experienced, Jones will likely start from Day 1 in the NFL. Don't expect wonders, but Jones should develop into a solid player.

Pick Analysis:

Ranked No. 63 on Matt Miller's Big Board, Jones' talent eclipses his fourth-round selection, and could prove to be a steal.