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Jarron Jones at Offensive Tackle?

area junc : 6/10/2017 4:07 pm
At least two scouting reports I read on Jones suggested he may be better at Offensive Tackle. There have been a few successful OT position switches at the NFL level in recent years.

According to Pro Football Weekly's Scouting Report:

"Jones may not have a defensive mentality and might be better off as an offensive tackle. Good athlete with change of direction and balance. Has the height, length, strength and athleticism to be very good on offense."

And now the Giants agree.

Combine/Pro Day* Measurements:

Height: 6'6"
Weight: 316 lbs.
Arm Length: 35.5"
Hand Size: 10.5"
40: 5.33
Short Shuttle: 4.77*

The dude sure looks like he's built like an O-Tackle. Should be interesting to monitor him in camp.




Very interesting  
Jay on the Island : 6/10/2017 4:10 pm : link
He has the arm length that coaches dream about. Now the question is does he have the desire and work ethic to make the switch to a new position. Athletically he does have the talent to make the switch. He has no chance of making the active roster now if the switch is permanent. He does have a shot at the practice squad if he flashes.
Now  
Jay on the Island : 6/10/2017 4:14 pm : link
we have four intriguing young offesinve linemen with Bisnowaty, Wheeler, Dunker, and Jones.
I think he's  
Pete in MD : 6/10/2017 4:22 pm : link
a prime candidate for a late preseason "injury" and to be stashed on the IR for a year.
RE: I think he's  
Jay on the Island : 6/10/2017 4:25 pm : link
In comment 13495582 Pete in MD said:
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a prime candidate for a late preseason "injury" and to be stashed on the IR for a year.

I think that will be Dunker. Jones really needs as much time as possible learning a new position so he will likely be on the practice squad assuming he puts in the work.
There have been more switches from D-Line to O-Line than the reverse  
Ivan15 : 6/10/2017 4:36 pm : link
Back in the day, the Giants had one. I think it was Doug Riesenberg (sp).

Jones was probably a long shot at DT because of questions about "attitude" which one may translate as "not aggressive" enough. He sounds like he likes the opportunity and feels comfortable there.

If this works out and he gets to the practice squad, it will be too bad that he didn't get 4 years in college at OT.
these  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/10/2017 4:36 pm : link
type of transitions rarely work at the pro level.
RE: these  
Jay on the Island : 6/10/2017 4:39 pm : link
In comment 13495590 Eric from BBI said:
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type of transitions rarely work at the pro level.

You're right but didn't Seattle transition two defensive linemen to guards recently?
turn back the clock....  
sober297 : 6/10/2017 4:42 pm : link
Giants did this with Jeff Weston, also of Notre Dame. #73, in the early to mid 80's.
Willie Young  
ny2plano : 6/10/2017 5:06 pm : link
Back in the late 60's, early 70's was converted, if my memory serves me.
He already has OL experience.  
Red Dog : 6/10/2017 5:08 pm : link
Jones played OT and extra TE in blocking situations while in high school, so playing offense isn't new to him. And from what I've heard, he likes the idea of playing offense.
somebody whose work  
bluepepper : 6/10/2017 5:13 pm : link
ethic has been questioned doesn't seem like a strong candidate to pull off a position switch but you never know. Maybe he'll feel more comfortable on the other side of the ball.
I thought I read somewhere that he was considered an OL...  
Milton : 6/10/2017 5:14 pm : link
...coming out of high school and was moved to DL at Notre Dame. I remember thinking when I read it that the Giants should switch him back to OL.
RE: I think he's  
Milton : 6/10/2017 5:17 pm : link
In comment 13495582 Pete in MD said:
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a prime candidate for a late preseason "injury" and to be stashed on the IR for a year.
If he shows enough promise, there'll be room for him on the practice squad. And there's no risk of him being scooped up off the practice squad by another team.
RE: I think he's  
giants#1 : 6/10/2017 5:20 pm : link
In comment 13495582 Pete in MD said:
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a prime candidate for a late preseason "injury" and to be stashed on the IR for a year.


I disagree. You can't practice when on IR which would seemingly make it even more difficult to successfully switch positions.
J.R, Sweezy  
Jay on the Island : 6/10/2017 6:04 pm : link
was a DT in college and Seattle drafted him in round 7 in 2012 and moved him to guard. He actually started week one during his rookie season due to an injury to their starting guard.
George Fant  
allstarjim : 6/10/2017 6:11 pm : link
of the Seahawks played one year of collegiate football and played the tight end position. If they have the physical tools and will work at it, it can work.
RE: somebody whose work  
AcidTest : 6/10/2017 6:29 pm : link
In comment 13495605 bluepepper said:
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ethic has been questioned doesn't seem like a strong candidate to pull off a position switch but you never know. Maybe he'll feel more comfortable on the other side of the ball.


Agreed.
Jones at OT  
Big_Pete : 6/10/2017 8:43 pm : link
It may be some of a long shot, but it could be worth rolling the dice and see what Jones brings to the table.

Mike Solari must have seen something he likes, enough to see if there could be something there.

Looking at his Bio he was ranked as the #11 OT national in high school by 247sports, so it isn't completely new for him.

You have to remember Notre Dame's OL has been stacked recently with Stanley, McGlinchey, Nelson and Cole.

At this early stage it is largely just flirting with the idea. We will see if it ends up being a regular thing.

It is interesting that we did bring in another DT. Jones will have a chance regardless, depth spots at DT or OL are up for grabs.
Chris Godfrey converted from DL to OG.  
Big Blue Blogger : 6/10/2017 11:26 pm : link
I think he made the switch in the USFL, so he was an experienced guard by the time the Giants got him.
RE: RE: I think he's  
Gatorade Dunk : 6/10/2017 11:41 pm : link
In comment 13495608 Milton said:
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a prime candidate for a late preseason "injury" and to be stashed on the IR for a year.

If he shows enough promise, there'll be room for him on the practice squad. And there's no risk of him being scooped up off the practice squad by another team.

Milton, I like you, but why does your opinion always come across like fact? How do you know there's no risk? Not saying that I disagree, but then again, the Giants didn't draft Cam Robinson, either.
And now the Giants agree?  
Gatorade Dunk : 6/10/2017 11:44 pm : link
When will you stop?
He reminds me of Anthony Davis  
Anakim : 6/10/2017 11:58 pm : link
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If it is apparent that Jones does not have the speed or the athletic  
Marty in Albany : 6/11/2017 12:22 am : link
Ability to play the defensive line, then what is there to lose by putting him on the offensive line? The question is, does Jones have the bubble butt, the thick legs and the temperament to play on offense?
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Milton : 6/11/2017 1:51 am : link
In comment 13495887 Gatorade Dunk said:
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a prime candidate for a late preseason "injury" and to be stashed on the IR for a year.

If he shows enough promise, there'll be room for him on the practice squad. And there's no risk of him being scooped up off the practice squad by another team.


Milton, I like you, but why does your opinion always come across like fact? How do you know there's no risk? Not saying that I disagree, but then again, the Giants didn't draft Cam Robinson, either.
Interesting that you bring this up, because sometimes I hesitate when I feel the words I'm using make it sound as if I'm presenting my opinion as fact. It's really just me expressing confidence in my opinion. When I'm not as sure of something I'm more careful to throw the word "opinion" into the mix.

But this is one of those times where I feel pretty confident. It's hard for me to imagine that a team would pluck off another team's practice squad an undrafted college DL who is making the transition to OL and place him on their team's 53 man squad. He'd have to look pretty damn impressive in the preseason for that to happen.

p.s.--As for Cam Robinson, the jury came in and I was wru-u-u-ong. And it's not just that the Giants didn't select him. There were teams even more desperate along the OL than Big Blue (i.e., Seattle) who also passed on him. I hope it wasn't simply because of the drug/gun bust and only that, because I truly believe that was a non-issue. Of course I didn't get to be in the interview room when he was answering questions about it. Not surprising that Tom Coughlin traded up for him (one spot I think) in round two, he's got the kind of measurables Coughlin falls in love with.
watched him game against Miami  
bc4life : 6/11/2017 10:45 am : link
looked like his mentality was good enough then. and like Eric said - rarely work
who was that funny German DT with the Fabio hair?  
idiotsavant : 6/11/2017 11:06 am : link
I recall thinking that he should have been a guard, he would fire off and lock onto his player and stay locked on, holding the guy until after the whistle, then flip the dude using some sort of thing.

Classic guard, not very useful as a DT in terms of playing towards the football.
RE: And now the Giants agree?  
area junc : 6/11/2017 1:31 pm : link
In comment 13495888 Gatorade Dunk said:
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When will you stop?


He's playing Offensive Tackle so yes, they agree. Not difficult.
RE: RE: And now the Giants agree?  
Gatorade Dunk : 6/11/2017 5:13 pm : link
In comment 13496074 area junc said:
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When will you stop?



He's playing Offensive Tackle so yes, they agree. Not difficult.

He played limited reps at OT in OTAs, and as usual, you're full of crap.
January Jones is way to small to play Offensive Tackle.  
Klaatu : 6/11/2017 6:10 pm : link
Besides, she's a girl.

Anyone else..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 6/11/2017 9:36 pm : link
wonder why area junc is asking this instead of knowing?

Has the faux insider bubble finally burst into a shitload of pieces?
RE: Anyone else..  
Big Blue '56 : 6/12/2017 7:37 am : link
In comment 13496435 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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wonder why area junc is asking this instead of knowing?

Has the faux insider bubble finally burst into a shitload of pieces?
Hit submit accidently.  
Big Blue '56 : 6/12/2017 7:39 am : link
What I intended to write was: Saw the subject line, saw the OP, saw FMiC, I smiled before opening thread
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