LOCALS IN THE NFL

Former NFL Player Breaks Down Draft Prospect Braxton Jones Of SUU

Apr 11, 2022, 12:04 PM

SALT LAKE CITY – Former NFL linebacker Stevenson Sylvester highlighted the strengths of draft prospect and former Southern Utah Thunderbirds offensive lineman Braxton Jones.

Sylvester, who played in the league from 2010-14, discussed Jones’ potential as an NFL player during KSL TV’s SportsBeat on Sunday, April 10.

During the television segment, Sylvester praised Jones’ “strong hands” and “great footwork.”

“This guy is one strong human being,” the former Utah and NFL linebacker said of Jones.

Sylvester said that Jones will be a productive NFL offensive lineman for both the passing and run game.

According to Sylvester, Jones is an “amazing run blocker” that “any running back would love to run” behind.

He also said that there is “no question” that Jones can create a good pocket for a quarterback.

“When you get engaged with him, you’re not pushing him back,” Sylvester said of Jones.

For more on Sylvester’s breakdown of Jones, see the video above.

Jones at the NFL Scouting Combine

Jones measured in at six-foot-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 in 23 games 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 draft is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada from April 28-30.

It will be broadcast on ESPN and NFL Network.

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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