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Jones was the center at Alabama, who had one of the best offensive lines in college football. Both Chance Warmack and D.J. Fluker are certain to go in the first round.
Jones' strengths per McCrystal:
Jones' greatest asset is his versatility. During his career at Alabama, he made 25 starts at guard, 10 at left tackle and 14 at center.
While he doesn't project as a star at any of those positions in the NFL, teams absolutely love offensive linemen who can play multiple positions. The type of versatility that Jones has displayed could bump him up at least a full round from where he would be projected based on his skill set at any one spot.
Versatility might give Jones a roster spot and time to develop even further, but there is a perception that players that played under Nick Saban are already fully developed.
Jones' weaknesses per McCrystal:
Jones isn't going to win any battles based on his raw physical tools. He lacks the strength to overpower anyone and there will be certain matchups in which he needs help at the next level, especially as an interior lineman.
Despite the fact that he is as technically sound as any collegiate lineman, his physical limitations are tough to ignore. He has a fairly low ceiling and he's already pretty close to reaching it.
The concerns about prospects from Alabama and Jones' limitations are probably enough to scare teams away.
Overall, Jones is still the best offensive center in the 2013 NFL Draft class. Weak class.
Drafted: St. Louis Rams, Round 4, Pick 16