Dawand Jones

Size counts for a lot when it comes to offensive linemen.

Given that, former Ohio State Buckeyes right tackle Dawand Jones has even more going for him than anyone knew headed into the 2023 NFL Draft.

Jones was in Mobile, Alabama, Sunday taking part in activities for the upcoming Senior Bowl on Feb. 4. One of those activities involved is gathering the measurables of the players. Jones is listed at 6-foot-8, 359 pounds, big by any standards. But when they pulled the tape out to measure his wingspan, he was off the charts.

Jones’ wingspan measured at 89.5 inches, making him the longest player in the Senior Bowl’s 73-year history.

That wingspan is akin to what would normally be found on someone who is 7-5 1/2.

Jones, who declared his eligibility for the draft in early January, is regarded as one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the draft and a possible first-round selection. He earned first-team All-American honors this season from Pro Football Focus and CBS Sports.

NFL fans were impressed by Jones’ number. Tom Gryn tweeted, “Lane Johnson (Eagles Pro Bowl OT) has a wingspan of 83″ and it is a big part of why he’s as good as he is. As an OT w/wingspan you can reach DEs faster and before they can get to you, etc., which helps win a lot of battles in the first second of play.”

[Jim Nagy, Senior Bowl]

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