Round 5, Pick 168: OL Jamarco Jones to the Seattle Seahawks.
There was quite the drop off between the selection of Price and another Buckeye offensive lineman being drafted but it happened nonetheless. Notably so, Jamarco Jones may be of the best utility to his team that drafted him than any of the other Buckeyes. The Seahawks were in dire need of competent offensive linemen and they searched in the right place to find one.
Jones was a veteran for the Buckeyes as he spent four years there. He started in his junior season at left tackle after spending his first two seasons playing behind Decker. He’s been one of the main keys to the Buckeyes’ success in the run game.
One of the most important aspects of this selection is where Jones landed. Jones has had to block for mobile quarterbacks his whole career at Ohio State such as J.T. Barrett so he’ll already be experienced in that area. Enter Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson who is one of the most mobile quarterbacks in the league.
This couldn’t have been a better fit for Jones.
Should Jones get a shot at starting, he should more than prove that he is the right choice for the job. He’s got plenty of experience during his time at Ohio State whilst playing alongside some of the best offensive linemen as well as protecting mobile quarterbacks.