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Team: Alabama Crimson Tide
Age / DOB:  (28) / 5/25/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 312

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Rams selected Alabama OL Barrett Jones with the No. 113 overall pick.
Jones (6-foot-4, 306) is coming off Lisfranc surgery, but he's expected to be ready by camp. He was only healthy enough to bench before the draft, repping 225 pounds 27 times. Despite a decorated SEC career that ended with Rimington Trophy honors as the nation's top center, Jones is a poor run blocker and lacks quickness. His calling cards are intelligence (35 Wonderlic score) and versatility, as Jones made starts at four positions on Alabama's line. His ideal pro projection is as a versatile backup. There's an outside chance Jones could compete for the Rams' starting left guard job with Rok Watkins. It's a weakness in St. Louis. Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:59:00 PM

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Date:'s Gil Brandt believes psychological testing is the next "big frontier" in the evaluation process.

Teams are reportedly jacking up budgets for these tests. "Scouting used to be a one-story motel out in the country," Brandt said. "Now it's the Sears Tower. And growing." Individual front offices do extensive background checks, including family make up and individual personality tests, but it appears as though teams are ready to take an even bigger step forward.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 09:05:00 AM

Alabama C Barrett Jones said he prefers to stay at C in the pros, if he had the choice.

"If you made me choose I'd probably choose center right now because No. 1, I played there last year and No. 2, I'm kind of a control freak," Jones said. "I like to be in control. If we're watching TV together I like to hold the remote. That's the kind of guy I am. I like making the calls. I like the preparation aspect of it. But that being said, wherever they think the best fit for their team and can help them win, that's where I want to play."
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 04:32:00 PM's Gil Brandt listed Alabama OL Barrett Jones among his potential draft day steals.

"For some reason, Jones... isn't ranked all that highly by scouts," Brandt writes. "He's a lot like Jeff Saturday in that we're not talking about him much now, but when he retires in a decade or so, some team will be trying to figure out how to replace a very smart player. To put it simply, his man does not make plays against him." Jones' best attribute is his intelligence, but we aren't sure if he is quick enough for center or strong enough for guard.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 08:48:00 AM

The Sideline View's Lance Zierlein hasn't met a personnel man with Alabama C Barrett Jones in the first two rounds.'s Albert Breer seconded Zierlein's statement. Jones racked up award after award while starting from a variety of spots along the Alabama offensive line. However, his best trait is his intelligence and positional blocking, since Jones rarely overpowers NFL caliber defensive tackles.
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 08:52:00 PM

The NFL will include a second aptitude exam for Combine participants on top of the Wonderlic test.

This is not in place of the Wonderlic, instead it is to act as a counterpart. National Football Scouting president Jeff Foster said he hopes the additional test is "something that's a little more evolved than the Wonderlic."
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 03:13:00 PM

Alabama senior C Barrett Jones admitted during a postgame interview that he played in the BCS Championship with a Lisfranc injury.

He will undergo surgery in the next day or two. We all knew Jones' foot was hurt, but this is fairly shocking news because many NFL players' seasons end with a Lisfranc injury. We guess Jones won't be playing in the Senior Bowl, and teams will need to decide how much they value you the toughness compared to selecting an injured player.
Tue, Jan 8, 2013 08:22:00 AM

Alabama senior C Barrett Jones returned to the field and completed his first practice leading up to the BCS National Championship.

Jones suffered a foot injury in the SEC Championship and had not practiced since. He will have an incredibly difficult matchup against Notre Dame redshirt sophomore nose tackle Louis Nix, which will answer many questions regarding if he can handle hefty defensive linemen versus a three man front.
Wed, Jan 2, 2013 08:43:00 AM

Alabama starting senior C Barrett Jones is still not practicing in preparation for the BCS National Championship game due to a hurt foot.

Jones injured the foot during the first quarter of the SEC Championship against Georgia. In his absence, redshirt freshman Ryan Kelly has stepped into the starting role. Although Jones is not the Crimson Tide's best offensive lineman, he is a critical member in anchor the best unit all of college football. Evaluators continue to rave about his football intelligence.
Source: AP
Fri, Dec 28, 2012 01:55:00 PM

ESPN's SEC blog ranks Alabama senior C Barrett Jones the conference's top offensive lineman.

Jones has a new home this year at center after playing left tackle last season and guard before that. The reigning Outland Trophy winner's versatility is consistently praised, but we think his teammate Chance Warmack is the better prospect. Warmack, Texas A&M junior tackle Luke Joeckel, LSU junior tackle Chris Faulk, and Alabama junior tackle D.J. Fluker finish the to-five.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Jul 13, 2012 12:48:00 PM

Before taking a single snap a center, Alabama senior Barrett Jones has already been named to the Rimington trophy watch list.

Jones, who won the Outalnd trophy last year as the Crimson Tide's left tackle, is shifting inside to accommodate junior D.J. Fluker's possible move to left tackle and the addition of highly-touted freshman tackle Cyrus Kouandjio. Jones started his first two seasons in Tuscaloosa at right guard but it will be interesting to see his 6'4/312 frame navigate inside. We feel his footwork is much better suited on the interior.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 11:04:00 AM