2015 NFL DRAFT

Ben Jones, C

School: Georgia  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Centreville, AL
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 303 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
11223-4
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 4/99 - Ben Jones, C/G, 6-3, 304, Georgia...The second-ranked center in the draft cn also play guard, according to Texans coaches. He's a younger version of Pro Bowl center Chris Myers. - The Sports Xchange

04/02/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: Ben Jones, Georgia, 6-2, 303...As if centers don't have enough trouble getting recognized, Jones became even harder to find when he changed his uniform number from 61 to 60 for his last season when it became available because of Clint Boling's departure. The switch was in honor of Jones' father, Steve, who was a standout high school and small college player, but was killed in a helicopter crash when Ben was 10. "Wearing his number would have been special if we had gone 1-11," Ben said. "But to have the season we had, playing in the Southeastern Conference championship. ... To be able to honor my dad was a dream come true." Jones lacks the great size or smooth athleticism of some of the top centers from recent drafts, but his consistency and toughness are remarkable, and many scouts expect he will compete for a starting job immediately on the right NFL team. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

12/08/2011 - 2011 RIMINGTON TROPHY AWARD FINALIST (BEST CENTER): Ben Jones, Georgia, Sr...Jones has proven to be one of the most dominant linemen in the nation and joined his teammates in representing the Eastern Division at the 2011 SEC Championship Game versus top-ranked LSU on December 3. ones graded out at 82 percent average through the regular season with an average of five intimidator blocks a game. He was named to UGA's Victor's Club 10 times during the 2011 season for his outstanding play on the offensive line and of Georgia's 29 sacks allowed, Jones did not give up any of them. - Georgia football

12/07/2011 - 2011 ALL-SEC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM (COACHES): C - Ben Jones, Georgia, has been selected All-SEC Conference Second Team for the 2011 college football season as voted upon by the SEC head coaches. Jones, a 6-3, 316-pound native of Centreville, Ala., has proven to be one of the most dominant linemen in the nation and joined his teammates in representing the Eastern Division at the 2011 SEC Championship Game versus top-ranked LSU on December 3. Jones graded out at 82 percent average through the regular season with an average of five intimidator blocks a game. He was named to UGA's Victor's Club 10 times during the 2011 season for his outstanding play on the offensive line and of Georgia's 29 sacks allowed, Jones did not give up any of them. - Georgia football

12/07/2011 - 2011 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC FOOTBALL SECOND TEAM: C - Ben Jones, Georgia, 6-3, 316, Sr., has been selected All-SEC Conference Second Team for the 2011 college football season as voted on by The Associated Press. Jones, a 6-3, 316-pound native of Centreville, Ala., has proven to be one of the most dominant linemen in the nation and joined his teammates in representing the Eastern Division at the 2011 SEC Championship Game versus top-ranked LSU on December 3. Jones graded out at 82 percent average through the regular season with an average of five intimidator blocks a game. He was named to UGA's Victor's Club 10 times during the 2011 season for his outstanding play on the offensive line and of Georgia's 29 sacks allowed, Jones did not give up any of them. - Georgia football

11/14/2011 - WEEK 11 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Ben Jones, Center, Georgia, helped lead Georgia to a 45-7 win against Auburn, blocking for a unit that gained 528 offensive yards and had two 100+ rushing yardage performances...He graded out at 85 percent and had 10 dominator blocks while starting his 45th game at center for the Bulldogs, in earning his second straight SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week honor...He anchored an offense that scored at least 40 points for the fourth time this season and helped Georgia rush for 304 yards, the most on the ground by the Bulldogs since 2009...Jones also helped quarterback Aaron Murray complete 14 of 18 passes for 224 yards and four touchdowns and posted a career-best 255.6 pass efficiency rating against the Tigers. - SEC football

11/07/2011 - WEEK 10 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Ben Jones, Center, Georgia, graded out at 85 percent and had five intimidation blocks in just a half of play during Georgia's 63-16 win over New Mexico State...He anchored an offensive line that did not allow any sacks of quarterback Aaron Murray as Murray was able to complete 18 of 23 passes for 238 yards in two quarters and a career-high five touchdown passes, which ties a school record...He was part of an offensive unit which accumulated the most total yards (627) and the most points (63) in the Mark Richt era during the Bulldogs' seventh straight win...With the top four tailbacks out versus the Aggies, Georgia was still able to rack up 258 yards rushing and have its fourth 100-yard receiver of the season. - SEC football

07/19/2011 - 2011 SEC PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): C Ben Jones, Georgia, Sr., has been selected All-SEC Football Preseason Second Team for the 2011 college football season as selected by the SEC head football coaches. - SEC football

07/16/2011 - RIMINGTON TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Ben Jones, Georgia, has been named one of 43 players selected to the 2011 Preseason Rimington Trophy Watch List, given annually to the the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. Jones, a native of Centreville, Ala., has already been selected along with fellow senior lineman Cordy Glenn as one of the duos on the Pony Express Award Watch List for being a dominant tandem. Jones has 34 starts during his three-year career, including all 13 in 2009. Jones has been named to UGA's Team of the Decade. - Georgia football

07/13/2011 - 2011 ROTARY LOMBARDI AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Ben Jones, C, Georgia, (4th Team All-SEC, started 12 games in 2010), has been selected to the Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason watch list for the 2011 college football season. Eligibility for the Rotary Lombardi Award is limited to down linemen, end-to-end, either on offense of defense, who set up no farther than 10 yards to the left or right of the ball, and linebackers who set up no father than five yards deep from the line of scrimmage. This is the 42nd year that the Rotary Lombardi Award has named the nation's college lineman of the year. - The Rotary Lombardi Award Committee

07/11/2011 - 2011 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Ben Jones, Georgia, C, has been selected one of 65 players named to Preseason Outland Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Outland Trophy goes to the best interior lineman in college football, presented annually since 1946 and is the third oldest award in major college football. Jones, a native of Centreville, Ala., and Glenn, a native of Riverdale, have already been selected as one of the duos on the Pony Express Award Watch List for being a dominant tandem. The pair has combined for 71 starts during their three-year careers, including 10 starts during each of their freshman seasons in 2008. Jones, who has been named to UGA's Team of the Decade, has been named to Phil Steele's preseason All-SEC Second Team. - Georgia football

05/25/2011 - 2011 RIMINGTON TROPHY SPRING WATCH LIST: Ben Jones, Georgia, has been named one of 42 players selected to the 2011 Pre-Season Rimington Trophy Watch List, given annually to the the Most Outstanding Center in NCAA Division I-A College Football. - The Rimington Trophy Committee

 
 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Texans' picks: Round 4/99 - Ben Jones, C/G, 6-3, 304, Georgia...The second-ranked center in the draft cn also play guard, according to Texans coaches. He's a younger version of Pro Bowl center Chris Myers. - The Sports Xchange

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