Finding Broncos: Josh Jones, OT, Houston | How he Fits, Where he Goes

Erick Trickel


Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 319 pounds

Arms: 33-7/8 inches

Hands: 10-1/8 inches

Combine Results

40: 5.27 seconds

Bench Press (225 lbs): 24 reps

Vertical Jump: 28.5 inches

Broad Jump: 109 inches


  • Very long
  • Has room to add more mass to his frame
  • Can be nasty on the field
  • A really good athlete with plenty of ability
  • Hand placement got better as 2019 season went on
  • Quick to get to difficult reach blocks
  • Easy mover
  • Quick to get to the second level
  • Quick to get out of his stance
  • Agile to pulling
  • Smooth slide
  • Improved a lot as the 2019 season went on
  • Praised for how easy he is to coach

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  • Still technically raw
  • Waist bender
  • Angles as a blocker can use work
  • Footwork can be quite messy
  • Needs to accelerate into contact & bring more pop
  • Strength isn’t quite pro-ready
  • Body control isn’t there
  • Anchor is lacking for bull-rush
  • Quicker to get his feet set
  • Punch still needs work
  • Pass sets don’t see his body working in unison


Josh Jones made really good progress as last season wore on, which is great. Despite that, he still has a long way to go to be refined from a technical aspect. His athleticism is great, and teams love athletically-gifted tackles, but that is also a reason for concern. 

Jones has history going against him because athletically-gifted, but raw, tackles don’t traditionally turn into great tackles at the next level often. Jones still has a lot he has to work on and might be a year or two away from actually being ready and able to be a starter in the NFL.

Fit with Broncos

*See video above. 

Grade: No. 23 overall prospect

Where he Goes: Round 1

Follow Erick on Twitter @ErickTrickel and @MileHighHuddle. 

Comments (4)

Josh Jones is a really good prospect and he is projected to go in the range the Broncos are drafting. In most other drafts he would probably be the second or third T in the class unfortunately in this class Jones falls in the category beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Meaning Jones could go anywhere from 16 to the early second round it’s just whatever team falls in love with his tape will draft him. For the Broncos drafting Jones means he is probably a day 1 starter and I just don’t believe they are looking for a T in the first round especially not the 5th ranked T on the board. I would expect the Broncos to look at T in the second or third rounds there have been many guys mocked to them guys that can take some time to sit and learn from Munchak and not be an immediate starter.

No. 1-2

What about Ezra Cleveland in rd 3 if he's there. He offers versatility to play both sides, rather than guard/tackle and potentially wouldn't cost as high of a draft pick. What would be the advantage of taking Jones with a rd 1 pick over a different developmental tackle a little bit later?