Sam Jones, OL
The Broncos selected Sam ‘Aquaman’ Jones in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
His story is an interesting one because he left Arizona State a year early when he was probably not quite ready for the NFL (hence his sixth-round status) but didn’t want to spend a year learning a new offense and adapting to a new coaching staff under Herm Edwards.
Jones trained in his hometown of Denver just a hop, skip, and jump away from the UC Health Training Center along with former Bronco and Colorado Buffalo Matt McChesney, and was ecstatic when the Broncos came calling.
While I was in attendance at Broncos training camp, Jones stood out in one-on-one and tandem offensive line drills.
He also started to get work while I was there at the center position, where he’s listed as the team’s backup to Matt Paradis.
How about that for a development?
Jones has been cross-training and has essentially started pulling away from the competition for one of the top interior line positions.
If the Broncos are unable to reach a long-term agreement with Matt Paradis, we might be looking at the next starting center of the Denver Broncos here.