New York Jets go outside the norm with number three pick overall in latest mock draft

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Round Four: Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State

Not only does a rookie quarterback need weapons, he also needs an offensive line to keep him upright. The Jets once boasted one of the strongest offensive lines in the league, but that time has passed and now the line is suspect to say the least. They need to bring in the next version of D’Brickashaw Ferguson to anchor the left side of the offensive line. Enter Jamarco Jones to potentially fill that role.

Jones did have a rough time at the Combine, running the forty yard dash in 5.5 seconds and only managing a 24 inch vertical jump. This type of testing doesn’t exactly scream “great athlete”, but despite flaws, Jones was a successful tackle as a member of the Buckeyes.

Jones plays a little bit high. He needs to get a better bend at the knees, this will give him better leverage on his opponents. He will find himself overpowered by rushers at the next level if he plays with too upright. Jones doesn’t overreact to his rusher, he is patient and stays with his man. He also has good game speed; he can come around and make a lead block at the next level.

He is certainly worth a mid-round investment as a potential starter down the line.