Jay LaPrete

Ohio State football headshots Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Tyler Hobart, Sports Writer

Was the Browns drafting Dawand Jones a good pick in the 2023 NFL draft?

Jones has had a promising college career so far, and it looks like he has much potential in the 2023-2024 season.

The Browns see a lot of potential and rare size in Jones.

“We think he is a young, talented guy,” he said. “A work in progress, like a lot of the guys that come into the league. It’s hard to find someone that has that rare size and also his movement skills,” says writer Anthoney Polsal.

In his senior year of college, Jones has allowed four QB hurries with no QB hits or sacks.

That is insanely good for an offensive tackle, and Browns fans are excited to see how he does this year and how much playing time Jones will get.

Jones is a great offensive tackle.

“As a senior in high school, Jones was listed at 6’7″, 350 pounds. He played football and basketball at Ben Jones High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, but with his combination of length and mass, he naturally gravitated to the atmosphere of football. And recruiters naturally gravitated to him as well. Jones was a four-star recruit out of the 2019 class and had offers from a host of Power Five schools, including Michigan, Florida, and Auburn. But Jones chose to move over a state to the east and join up with the Ohio State Buckeyes, who’d proven their ability to develop NFL offensive linemen,” says writer Ian Cummings

People are thinking that they want Jones to replace Jedrick Wills Jr because he didn’t have that good of a season and Jones is huge.

Jones with that size and weight should be amazing in the NFL and potentially a starter.

“The Ohio State OT has a certifiably massive frame, with an arguably generational mix of height, mass, and width. With this frame, he brings elite length with arms over 36″ long and a suffocating wingspan. Jones’ overwhelming size has some drawbacks, but he’s not a liability from a mobility standpoint. He has good foot speed for his size and can quickly transfer weight on shuffles and carry rushers to the apex. He also flashes good burst off the snap and looms through gaps with decent speed as a lateral mover. Jones brings solid initial quickness out of his stance. He gets decent depth with his kick and can mirror rushers off the snap with his base. Additionally, the Ohio State OT flashes impressive cylindrical twitch and energy in his movement in short ranges. He can load up potential energy very well in a phone booth,” says Cummings.