The Cleveland Browns took a gamble on Dawand Jones but what can they expect from him?
The Cleveland Browns took a gamble on Dawand Jones, a fourth-round pick out of the Ohio State University. Jones, blessed with incredible size, is 6’8 and anywhere from 360 lbs to closer to 400 lbs depending on who you believe. He’s a mammoth of an offensive lineman and his reports from the senior pro practices were encouraging.
But he comes with some unexpected baggage. That weight? It’s unknown for a variety of reasons, mostly down to him not weighing in at his Pro Day. A peculiar move. And that’s the thing with Jones, there’s been a lot of odd things about him.
Now, a lot of his pros and cons come down to who you believe. Some reported that Jones told NFL teams his real dream was to play in the NBA. Frankly, I believe he probably said that, but I fail to see why that would be damaging to a player’s prospects. The NFL is a job, it’s not a career. Many people would love to play the game, and others just play to get paid. There is no “right” reason to be in the NFL.
So does Jones have some cons? Yes, he does, but he also has some pros too. Just like every rookie in NFL history has had. That’s why today we’re looking at his three biggest pros and his three biggest cons.
This is not a final judgment or estimate of him as a player. It should be noted that we don’t know how good Jones will be, we’re just pointing out the best and worst qualities of the Browns’ newest behemoth. He could be very very good, very very bad, somewhere in between, or somewhere else totally unexpected. We don’t know and we’re not going to plan to know.
These are just the things that have us optimistic and concerned the most about the young offensive tackle