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Chicago Bears Select SUU OL Braxton Jones In 2022 NFL Draft

Apr 30, 2022, 1:11 PM | Updated: 1:24 pm

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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).

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Chicago Bears Select SUU OL Braxton Jones In 2022 NFL Draft