Film study: New Bears OT Braxton Jones an athletic, badass lineman

With the No. 168 overall pick, the Bears selected Southern Utah OT Braxton Jones.

The Bears took their time making a pick in Round 5, after trading to acquire multiple picks on Day 3. They still ended up with a very talented offensive lineman, as Jones is someone who has got a round 4 rating on my board.

He played well against San Jose State in 2021 and dominated against Arizona State, confirming that he can excel against the Power 5 competition, as well as the FCS defenders he regularly faced. He is an explosive athlete with very good agility in pass protection and uphill acceleration at the second level.

Along with his athleticism, Jones is a very driving player who plays with a bad side and a willingness to bury defenders in the dirt. He projects best as an attacking tackle and offers a good start if developed correctly.

I took to Twitter to break down Jones’ play: