February 22, 2013 10:00am
Back on the offense side of the bracket, we have two versatile lineman squaring off. Both of these prospects fill a need along the colts weakest link, the offensive line. Who will advance on to the second round in this battle between Jones and Frederick?
Barrett Jones was one of the main reasons the Alabama Crimson Tide won the national championship this year. His smarts and reads along the line propelled them to a 12-1 season. Jones stands at 6’5 and weighs 302 pounds, great size for a center or guard on the next level. He is an effective blocker down field with great open field speed. Barrett uses great blocking technique, which allows him to stay control and not overextending on defensive lineman. Jones plays with a wide base, which helps him create space along the line.
Jones handled the offensive line calls for Alabama due to him playing center. Centers have to frequently point out linebackers and possible blitzes, like what Jones did for the Crimson Tide. He has a very high football IQ, very reliable to not make many mistakes. Jones has played all along the offensive line (center, right guard, and left tackle). Barrett is even a smart kid off the field. He carried a 4.0 GPA at Alabama and finished his masters degree in a little over four semesters. Jones’ toughness is unquestioned as he played on a torn ligament in his foot against Georgia and Notre Dame.
During pass blocking, Jones is effective when absorbing contact with arms extended onto the defender. Jones is patient in pass blocking, he will not lunge into blocks and keeps his balance as well. Barrett is a great run blocker too. He is a great puller, has great vision to locate incoming defenders. Jones takes great angles to set up blocks on the second level for the ball carrier to run through. He is a great combo blocker, sheds off of his initial block and leads down the field.
Barrett sustains blocks well on both passing and running plays. His hand technique is one of the best in the draft, as it does not switch up at all. On film, Jones is consistently one that shows up on film. Jones does his best work when nobody is on him. He shows great footwork and it pops up on tape. He should be available in round two. His stock though is anywhere from the end of round one to the third round.
The flaws in Jones’ game can be noticed. He lacks the killer instinct of being a mauling run blocker on the next level. He took too long on some snaps to make his reads, which cost the offense at times. Against bigger defensive tackles, he tends to struggle with anchoring (just physically outmatched at times). Jones is inconsistent in his lateral movement on run blocking. Barrett does not bend his knees or show that much flexibility in hips either.
Barrett Jones was born on May 25th, 1990 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrett_Jones
May 25th, 1990
5 + 25 +1+9+9+0 = 49 = his life lesson = Happy. Smiling. Satisfied. Wish come true.
May 25th, 1990
5 + 25 +2+0+1+2 = 35 = his personal year (from May 25th, 2012 to May 24th, 2013) = On his way to being a rookie in the NFL.
35 year + 4 (April) = 39 = his personal month (from April 25th, 2013 to May 24th, 2013) = Dream come true.
using the number/letter grid:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M N O P Q R
S T U V W X Y Z
A = 1 J = 1 S = 1
B = 2 K = 2 T = 2
C = 3 L = 3 U = 3
D = 4 M = 4 V = 4
E = 5 N = 5 W = 5
F = 6 O = 6 X = 6
G = 7 P = 7 Y = 7
H = 8 Q = 8 Z = 8
I = 9 R = 9
2199522 16551 48
his path of destiny = 48 = A man on a mission. Doing what he was born to do. His calling in life. Where will he end up?
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