OT · Georgia
Summary: Big man with conspicuous athletic ability that reflects history as basketball player. Great feet, agility and quickness are excellent traits for a pass protector. Started only one and a half seasons and has the fewest snaps among FBS tackles in this class, but he is as ready as one can expect of a 21-year-old (turns 22 on May 26). Some believe his lack of length may make Jones more suited for guard. Has not been used as a road grader at right tackle, but appears to be a capable run blocker. Anyway, why worry about run blocking when quarterbacks and passing are King in the NFL, and he is a rare left tackle prospect.
Jones started at left tackle for the Bulldogs and had a productive 2022 season. He was a solid tackle for Georgia, but he might be a better fit at guard in the NFL. Team sources say Jones is short, but athletic. They feel he has upside, but is raw and they do not see him as a first-rounder despite the media hype. In a survey of seven teams at the combine, none of them had a first-round grade on Jones. However, he does play a premium position and there are not 31 players with first-round grades, so some players with second-round grades will end up going on the opening night of the 2023 NFL Draft. Jones is a candidate to be one of them.
FRANKLY: Jones is not a finished product, but who cares? Draft him, coach up his natural ability and your quarterback will love you, whether Jones plays tackle or guard. He has All-Pro potential.
YEAR (GP/GS) POSITION
2021: (15/4) LT
2022: (15/15) LT
Total: (32/19) LT
HISTORY — from college profile
2022: Started at LT in all 15 games to date...Associated Press All-SEC First-Team selection.
2021: Coaches’ Freshman All-SEC Team...played in every game, starting the last four games of the regular season at left OT...played every offensive snap in win over Missouri and Tennessee...played most of the Bulldogs’ win at Auburn at left tackle, in relief of injured starter Jamaree Salyer.
2020: Saw his first collegiate action at right tackle in fourth-quarter drive at South Carolina...also played as a reserve in win at Missouri.
High School: Lithonia, coached by Marcus Jelks and David Edwards...selected to represent Team Pressure in the 2020 Under Armour All-America Game, where he was regarded as one of the top offensive linemen...247sports.com composite five-star prospect...ranked as the #11 prospect nationally, the #2 offensive tackle prospect and #3 prospect from the state of Georgia...ESPN.com five-star prospect, the #9 prospect nationally, #1 OT prospect nationally, #5 prospect in the Southeast region and #3 in Georgia...PrepStar Magazine five-star prospect, ranked #18 prospect nationally, the #2 OT and a member of the Team 150 Dream Team...rivals.com five-star prospect, #5 prospect nationally, #2 OT nationally, #2 player from Georgia....named a unanimous selection to the 2019 Class 5A All-State First Team offense by the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...as a senior, he led the Bulldogs to wins in three of their last four region games to claim a No. 3 seed in the GHSA Class 5A playoffs...paved the way for a Lithonia offense that averaged 25.1 points per game in the regular season, as well as 3,106 yards of offense (282.4 yards per game)...registered 11 pancake blocks on the line, as well as 17 tackles, five tackles for loss and four sacks for 36 yards lost as a defensive tackle...2019 AJC Super 11 selection, joining 28 previous Super 11 honorees to play under head coach Kirby Smart at Georgia...named to the USA Today 2018 ALL-USA Georgia First Team offense following his junior campaign, as well as a Class 5A first team selection by the Georgia Association of Coaches...tabbed for the 2018 MaxPreps Preseason Junior All-American Second Team offense...competed at the 2019 Under Armour Future 50 event as a junior, emerging as one of the nation’s top offensive linemen...skilled post player on the Lithonia varsity basketball team, helping lead the Bulldogs to the Class 5A Final Four with a 21-10 record (10-3 in Region 5) as a junior...earned the Metro Atlanta Montlick & Associates Athlete of the Week in November 2019.
Full name BRODERICK BERNARD JONES...intended major: Sport Management...recipient of the Heyward Allen Football Scholarship.