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Barrett Jones, C/OL, Alabama Crimson Tide: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile


Jan 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide center Barrett Jones (75) signals with quarterback A.J. McCarron (10) during the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the 2013 BCS Championship game at Sun Life Stadium. Alabama won 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’4″

Weight: 306

Position Rank: 1

Drafted By: St. Louis Rams (4th round, 113th overall)

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Bench Press:  N/A

Career Stats (via Alabama Athletic Site)

• Veteran leader of the Tide’s Offensive Line

Athletic Honors …
• 2012 Rimington Trophy (nation’s top center)
• Consensus first team All-American
• One of three finalists for Outland Trophy (nation’s top interior lineman)
• One of three finalists for Lombardi Award (nation’s top lineman or linebacker)
• 49 starts (25 at RG ’09-’10…11 at LT ’11…13 at C ’12)
• Has missed only six assignments all season (99.2%, best among OL starters, on 731 snaps)

• Outland Trophy Winner
• Captued the ARA Sportsmanship Award and the Wuerffel Trophy
• Unanimous First-Team All-American (AFCA, AP, Walter Camp, FWAA, Sporting News, ESPN.com, SI.com, Rivals.com and CBSsports.com)
• First-Team All-SEC (AP & Coaches)
• Awarded Jacobs Blocking Trophy (top offensive lineman in the SEC)
• Semifinalist for the Lombardi Award
• Consensus midseason All-American
• Graded out first or second on the Alabama offensive line in nine of 10 games
• Faced seven of the nation’s top-50 defenses
• Played four positions along the offensive line this season, including center
• Only position he didn’t play was right guard, where he started 25 games during his first two years
• Graded out at 90 percent or better in four games
• Missed only nine assignments in 587 snaps (98.5 percent on assignments)
• Was 100 percent on assignments in four games this season
• Allowed just three sacks all season
• Started 35 career games at right guard (25) and left tackle (10 in 2011)
• SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (Arkansas)
• Two-time UA Offensive Player of the Week

Academic Honors …
• CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American of the Year
• 2012 William V. Campbell Award (known as the “Academic Heisman”)
• Four-year Academic All-American
• 4.0 cumulative GPA throughout his nine semesters (bachelors May ’11, masters Dec. ’12; both accounting)

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Jones will be exposed as a senior, as are all returning players with extremely high expectations, but he has been a force and a stalwart on the Alabama offensive line. He has started at left tackle, guard, and is expected to be one of the best centers in the country in 2012. Won the Outland Trophy as a junior, given to the nation’s best interior lineman. On a line full of talent like Alabama’s, that is some recognition. Jones is an incredible leader on and off the field who is a fantastic student as well. Unanimous first team All-American starting at left tackle among other positions in 2011, and has also started two years at right guard. Reliable starter who would be starting for some team in the NFL on opening day 2012 had he decided to leave early for the draft, which he considered. Really a prospect you can’t go wrong with here, a guy who has 10-year starter written all over him at the NFL level, be it at right tackle or on the interior as a guard.