Dawand Jones responds to rumors as to why he fell in the NFL draft

Dawand Jones had a solid career at Ohio State. A mountain of a man, he came to Columbus from Indianapolis Ben Davis High School at 6-feet, 8- inches, and 360 pounds, but only a three-star prospect. By the end, the Buckeye coaching staff helped develop Jones into a two-year starter for OSU.

Jones also excelled on the hardwood at Ben Davis, averaging 17 points and nine rebounds per game and earning several Division I scholarship offers. Now there are rumors that this love of basketball caused Jones to tumble in the NFL draft. The big offensive tackle fell to the fourth round after some projected him as a late first-round to early second-round pick.

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It was reported by Dov Kleiman that Jones told teams during draft interviews that his dream was to play in the NBA and that he was also dealing with questions about his weight. Jones responded directly to the report on Twitter say “False… where do y’all get this information from?”

It’s hard to say why any number of prospects fall during the draft. Getting Jones in the fourth round seems like a steal for the Browns, but only time will tell.


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