NFL Forums 2009 NFL Draft NFL Draft NFL Mock Draft Prospect Profiles NFL Free Agents 2007 NFL Mock Draft Links Contact NFL Forums


New Free Agency Winners and Losers

Mike Jones OL 6'5 305 Iowa 5.48

By: Robert Davis

Despite not playing his first six games as a freshman, Jones earned Freshman All America honors for his play over the last half of the season. He spent time at right tackle and left guard as a sophomore, before shuffling between right and left tackle as a junior.

The experience and versatility to play both tackle spots and guard is Jonesí best asset. To be able to play all offensive line spots at a high level in the Big Ten is quite a feat. He is equally adept at pass and run blocking. He is a finesse blocker that sets up quickly at the snap, and shows good balance throughout the play to move his defender any direction he wants. Jones is tough and a team leader that will do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Despite his success at various spots, Jones may not have one ideal position in the NFL. He lacks ideal size and strength to project to one spot. He may not have the athleticism to play tackle, and lacks the power at the point of attack to play inside at guard.

Mike Jones is a player whose experience, versratility, and success will find him a home in the NFL. He will have to show the ability to play one set position though in the NFL if he hopes to start. He does not have the skills to fit in a power running scheme, but could project well in a zone blocking scheme.


2008 NFL Draft | 2008 NFL Mock Draft | Rankings | Free Agents | Forum | Contact
Copyright © 2008 FootballsFuture.com. Do not duplicate or redistribute an any form.
HOT TOPICS
Combine Coverage
Senior Bowl
NFL Draft Sleepers
Underclassmen
2007 Rookie Review
NFL news and rumors
Submit your mock draft

TEAM FORUMS
Buffalo Bills ForumBUF New York Jets ForumNYJ Miami Dolphins ForumMIA New England Patriots ForumNE
Dallas Cowboys ForumDAL New York Giants ForumNYG Philadelpia Eagles ForumPHI Washington Redskins ForumWAS
Baltimore Ravens ForumBAL Cincinnati Bengals ForumCIN Cleveland Browns ForumCLE Pittsburgh Steelers ForumPIT
Chicago Bears ForumCHI DET GB MIN
HOU IND JAC TEN
ATL CAR NO TB
DEN KC OAK SD
ARZ STL SF SEA