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2017 NFL DRAFT

James Stone, C

School: Tennessee  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Nashville, TN
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 306 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
311107-FA
Player News
05/13/2014 - Falcons Add 20 College Free Agents: Stone, 6-3, 291 pounds, was played in 45 games with 39 starts, including starts in each of his last 24 games at Tennessee. Last season, he was named to the Rimington Award watch list, helping the Volunteers gain 2,261 rushing yards, the school's highest total since 2004. Stone was named Tennessee Class 2A Mr. Football among lineman, the Tennessee AA Lineman of the Year, and earned Tennessee Sports Writers All-State first team honors at Maplewood High School in Nashville, TN. - Atlanta Falcons

10/28/2013 - 2014 NFL DRAFT: WEEK 9 STOCK REPORT, NFL PROSPECTS WHO HURT THEMSELVES: C James Stone, Tennessee...Tennessee is extremely young at the offensive skill positions, but the offensive line is a veteran group, led by Stone in the middle. In his fourth year as a starter, he is in the conversation to be one of the first players drafted at his position, but his performance against Alabama's stout front was underwhelming. Stone has good vision and keeps his head on a swivel, but he needs to be more assertive at the point of attack. He engages, but is simply content with getting in the way and not controlling the contact point of the defender.

Stone is quick off the ball, but also has a bad habit of popping upright, allowing rushers to get lower and win with leverage. He looks tight when attempting to change directions and struggles to recover after a false step, something that was very evident against the Tide defenders. While Stone is highly thought of by some, his game tape against Alabama won't do him any favors. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

08/29/2013 - TOP TENNESSEE PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 5. OC James Stone (6-3, 302, 5.27)...Interior linemen rarely get the attention they deserve but Stone's quickness, versatility and ability to anchor could make him one of the country's top center prospects for the 2014 draft. Stone enters his senior campaign with 24 starts under his belt (20 at center, four at left guard).

Well-built for play along the interior, Stone sports a stout frame with a thick lower-half. He shows good awareness in pass protection, sliding laterally to help teammates and reacting appropriately to surprise blitzes and stunts. His balance and surprising overall athleticism help him while blocking on the move, as well. One unique aspect that scouts will notice with Stone is that he switches hands when snapping. A natural left-hander, Stone fires the ball back out of shotgun southpaw but switches to his right hand when the quarterback is under center. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/26/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): C - James Stone, Tennessee,...Regained starting center role in preseason camp after starting first six games of 2011 at center...Started all 12 games in 2012 at center...A left-hander, Stone is snapping under center with right hand and shotgun snaps with left hand...Helped offense to 475.9 yards per game (20th in NCAA), 315.6 yards of passing offense (15th in NCAA), just eight sacks allowed (0.67 per game/fourth in NCAA). - Tennessee football

07/25/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC THIRD TEAM (MEDIA): C - James Stone, Tennessee (30)...The Vols offensive line, helped pave the way for an offense that averaged 477.6 yards per game and allowed just seven sacks, the second fewest in the NCAA in 2012. The front has accumulated a plethora of preseason honors including the ranking of the No. 2 overall offensive line in the nation and best in the SEC from Lindy's and Athlon Sports. - Tennessee football

07/17/2013 - 2013 RIMINGTON TROPHY WATCH LIST: James Stone, Tennessee...Stone is one of nine SEC players named to the watch list, the most of any conference, while the PAC-12 and Mountain West come in second with five players each. The Nashville, Tenn. native is also the first Vol to be named to the Watch List since Josh McNeil earned the honor in 2008. There are 17 returning players from the 2012 Watch List and 44 players total named to this year's Watch List. - Tennessee football

05/23/2013 - 2013 RIMINGTON TROPHY WATCH LIST: James Stone, Tennessee...Stone is one of nine SEC players named to the watch list, the most of any conference, while the PAC-12 and Mountain West come in second with five players each. The Nashville, Tenn. native is also the first Vol to be named to the Watch List since Josh McNeil earned the honor in 2008. - Tennessee football

 
 
Player News
05/13/2014 - Falcons Add 20 College Free Agents: Stone, 6-3, 291 pounds, was played in 45 games with 39 starts, including starts in each of his last 24 games at Tennessee. Last season, he was named to the Rimington Award watch list, helping the Volunteers gain 2,261 rushing yards, the school's highest total since 2004. Stone was named Tennessee Class 2A Mr. Football among lineman, the Tennessee AA Lineman of the Year, and earned Tennessee Sports Writers All-State first team honors at Maplewood High School in Nashville, TN. - Atlanta Falcons
 

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