Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones weighed in at 253 pounds at the NFL Scouting Combine today, making him the heaviest out of all the quarterbacks in Indianapolis this week. NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano posted Jones’ weight measurement to Twitter.
Cardale Jones: 6-5, 253lbs.
Heaviest QB at #NFLCombine
— Andrew Siciliano (@AndrewSiciliano) February 25, 2016
Jones’ height is an added factor to his weight, but NFL teams will still want him to drop a few pounds before training camp, assuming he is drafted.
The good news is that Jones did enough in limited action with the Buckeyes that, barring a disappointing showing in workouts, he should be a mid-round pick come the spring. He threw for 2,322 yards and 15 touchdowns while completing 61.7 percent of his passes for Ohio State and almost singlehandedly led the Buckeyes to a national championship in 2014 after starter J.T. Barrett broke his ankle at the end of the regular season.
Jones also won the starting job ahead of Barrett last year before being benched midseason following inconsistent play. That said, despite his weight, Jones does have some value as a draft pick.
Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates from Jones’ path to the NFL!
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