LOCALS IN THE NFL

Chicago Bears Select SUU OL Braxton Jones In 2022 NFL Draft

Apr 30, 2022, 1:11 PM | Updated: 1:24 pm
Braxton Jones - Southern Utah Thunderbirds...
American offensive lineman Braxton Jones of Southern Utah (77) during warm ups for the Reese's Senior Bowl on February 5, 2022 at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. (Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
(Photo by Michael Wade/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY – The Chicago Bears selected former Southern Utah Thunderbirds offensive lineman Braxton Jones with the No. 168 overall pick during the fifth round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

The fifth round of the NFL Draft took place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, April 30.

Jones was the 15th offensive tackle taken in the draft.

The former SUU standout joined a Bears team that posted a 6-11 record in 2021.

NFL Scouting Combine Results

Jones measured in at six-feet-five-inches tall and 310 lbs. He also measured with 35 3/8 inch arms and 10 1/4 inch hands.

40-Yard Dash – 4.97 seconds

Vertical Jump – 25.5 feet

Broad Jump – 9 feet

20-Yard Shuttle – 4.84 seconds

About Braxton Jones

The Murray, Utah native played at SUU from 2017-21.

Jones and the Thunderbirds finished the 2021 season with a 1-10 record and finished in 13th place in the Big Sky Conference.

The Murray High product was honored as an All-Big Sky First Team selection, Hero Sports FCS All-American selection, and Associated Press FCS First Team All-America selection.

2022 NFL Draft

The 2022 NFL Draft takes place from April 28-30. Click here to learn more about how to watch, stream, or listen to coverage of the NFL Draft.

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

Locals In the NFL

Siaki-Ika-Baylor-Bears-Jaren-Hall-BYU-Cougars...
Kyle Ireland

Three Locals Projected As First Round Picks In ESPN NFL Mock Draft

Multiple college football players with ties to the state of Utah received first round grades in ESPN's latest NFL mock draft.
7 days ago
Fred-Warner-49ers-Sydney-Hightower...
Kyle Ireland

Former BYU, Current 49ers Star Fred Warner Celebrates Wedding

Former BYU Cougars and current San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner shared the news of his marriage to Sydney Hightower.
9 days ago
Alex Smith - San Francisco Giants...
Trevor Allen

Alex Smith’s Daughter Diagnosed With Brain Cancer

Former Utah Utes and NFL quarterback Alex Smith's daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer in May, according to her family.
10 days ago
Eli-Manning-New-York-Giants...
Kyle Ireland

NFL Great Eli Manning Visits LaVell Edwards Stadium With BYU Legends

NFL great and former New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning visited LaVell Edwards Stadium and met with some BYU football legends.
13 days ago
Kalani-Sitake-BYU-Media-Day...
Kyle Ireland

BYU To NFL: Kalani Sitake Knows His Job Requires Pipeline To Next Level

BYU football's Kalani Sitake believes it's his job as head coach of the Cougars to send players into the National Football League.
13 days ago
Bryan-Mone-Seattle-Seahawks-NFL...
Kyle Ireland

Report: Former Highland DT Bryan Mone Signs Extension With Seahawks

Former Highland High School standout and current NFL defensive tackle Bryan Mone reportedly signed an extension with the Seattle Seahawks.
14 days ago
Chicago Bears Select SUU OL Braxton Jones In 2022 NFL Draft