Braxton Jones

Braxton Jones

Measurements
  • Height
    6052
  • Hand
    10 1/8
  • VJ
  • Weight
    310lbs
  • Arm
    35 3/8
  • Speed
    4.97
OT Combine Averages
  • Height
    6052
  • Hand
    10
  • VJ
    27 2/3
  • Weight
    313lbs
  • Arm
    34
  • Speed
    5.25
Bryan FIlker - Scout
Braxton Jones
  • Overall Rank
    212
  • Position Rank
    23
  • Position
    OT
  • Team
    SOUTHERN UTAH

Stats

Year Starts Games Started Sacks Allowed Hits Allowed Pressures Pressure %
2018 (RT) 1 8 1 0 3 5.9%
2019 10 10 1 0 8 3.2%
2020 6 6 0 1 3 1.1%
2021 11 11 3 2 13 2.9%

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Outstanding HT and average WT, above the line length. Not the leanest or most defined, WT is more distributed above the waist. Frame looks as it it can handle additional WT gain needed for the next level of competition.

  • Size
    8
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    5
Grade 6.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Doesn’t bring the pop when engaging with defender. Rarely engaging with defenders is play is past his area of responsibility. Generally keeps head on a swivel and is aware of ball carrier in relation to his blocking position demonstrating average instincts. Motor is inconsistent, at times demonstrates fire, most of the time in line more with an average motor.

  • Toughness
    5
  • Instincts
    5
  • Effort/Motor
    4
Grade 4.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Average explosiveness out of stance. Long strides and length generally make up for limited speed in space. For size has average body control, typically keeps shoulders over toes, not overextending. Limited hip flexibility and bend, knows that length can make up for some of the short falls in other athletic traits. Takes some time to get momentum behind him and can limit his COD ability once he is up to speed. Not as powerful as one would expect for someone of his size, time in the weight room in necessary to increase play strength. Will handle smaller second level defenders with ease in terms of strength, will struggle against stronger/heavier DL.

  • Explosiveness
    5
  • Speed
    4
  • Body Control
    5
  • Flexibility/Bend
    4
  • Change of Direction
    4
  • Play Strength
    5
Grade 4.5

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Pass block: Adequate explosiveness out of stance (would like to see greater consistency) noticeable effort difference when having to kick and slide vertically. When he gets his hands inside the frame of defender can easily control the engagement (would like to see greater consistency completing the strike to hand control). Length and lateral movement ability allows for average recovery against counter pass rush moves, concern is against next level freak athletes (speed/bend ability) will likely cause issues. Average anchor ability, COG/pad level creates concern for standing ground at next level. Run block: Average explosiveness out of stance (a lot of 2pt stance), pad level is high will rarely have the leverage advantage within engagement. Does not bring much force behind blocks, rarely powerful in engagement. Length provides some room for error, lack of bend/flexibility in hips to get body in ideal position. Demonstrates adequate lateral mobility, footwork appears smooth and consistent. As season progressed more consistency displayed in run blocking fundamentals.

  • Run Block
    5
  • Pass Block
    6
  • Strike/Punch
    4
  • Disposition
    4
  • Second Level Ability
    4
  • Pull/Trap Ability
    5
  • Footwork
    5
  • Anchor
    5
Grade 4.8

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
RS Senior played most of his career at LT position, following a couple of spot opportunities to play RT as underclassman. All-Big Sky First team (2021), Third team (2019). AP FCS First Team All-America selection. Voted team MVP at end of the season (2021). Football and basketball player in high school. Shows flashes that are enticing as a OT prospect at the next level, lacks overall consistency. Will need to dedicate time to improving physique, adding muscle mass and capitalizing upon overall solid pass blocking fundamentals. Will likely have a tough time finding the field early in career, next level of athlete will likely cause problems in both run and pass pro situations.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT Montana
  • Oct - 30 - 2021
  • 3x beaten by defender (minimal impact on play)
  • iconWorst Game
  • AT Arizona St
  • Sep - 02 - 2021
  • 1x sack, 2x hurries, 3x beaten by defender, 5x pressures allowed. Seemed outmatched by level of competition.
Best Trait
Pass blocking
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