Dawand 'Big Thanos' Jones, Ohio State OL, breaks eye-popping Senior Bowl record
Dawand ‘Big Thanos’ Jones has already made an impression at the Senior Bowl.
The Ohio State offensive lineman registered the longest wingspan ever at the Senior Bowl in the 74 years of the NFL scouting event. Jones is listed at 6-foot-8 1/8 and 375 pounds. An analyst on NFL+ noted that Jones was encouraged to keep playing basketball by Ohio State coaches in order to stay in shape.
Jones is believed to be projected as a second-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, but scouts and media attention has picked up to the point where he’s being mentioned as a potential first-rounder.
A former 3-star prospect in the 2019 recruiting class, Jones became a stalwart on the Ohio State offensive line.
.@OhioStateFB OL Dawand Jones aka “Big Thanos” has the longest wingspan ever at the @SeniorBowl: 89.5″ ‼️ @dawandj79
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Official Senior Bowl Measurements #TheDraftStartsInMOBILE™️ pic.twitter.com/yGR0SZcVkx
— Reese’s Senior Bowl (@seniorbowl) January 31, 2023
Dawand Jones’ percentiles from #SeniorBowl weigh-ins vs Combine database since 1999, per @mockdraftdb.
Height: 96th %
Weight: 99th %
Hand: 98th %
Arm: 99th %
Wing: 100th %
Jones’ wingspan would be the longest ever compared to any player at the NFL Combine. 👀
— Tommy Jaggi (@TommyJaggi) January 31, 2023
We are ready for @dawandj79… are you?
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— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) January 31, 2023
.@OhioStateFB OT Dawand Jones vs Andre Carter in run defense/run block drill. Easy win for the massive 6-8, 350 lbs OT#Steelers HC Mike Tomlin was front and center for it with some praise for Jones after the rep pic.twitter.com/AogvuQzVf6
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) January 31, 2023