Feb 21, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones speaks at a press conference during the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Barrett Jones Draft Stock Starting to Slip

Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones is starting to see his draft stock start to sink. He was projected to be drafted in the 2nd round and would have been a good selection for the Chargers. He is versatile and athletic. He can play all positions on the offensive line.

But recent news is indicating that Jones may not be ready for training camp and the beginning of the season. Jones had surgery to repair a lisfranc foot injury right after the national championship game, but the recovery is taking a while.

Now that teams will have to wait for him to become available and healthy, his stock could drop him to the 3rd round or possibly the 4th. He won’t be available in the immediate future, but when he becomes available, some team is going to get a strong player.

If the Chargers are willing to wait for his recovery, I wouldn’t mind one bit. He would be able to play at either guard positions and can also play at center. He could even play left tackle if we needed him to. He would add leadership to the line and toughness.

Would you wait out the injury or move onto a different prospect?

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