roster as a backup this year?" Denver Broncos Roster2019 Broncos roster review: Offensive lineman Sam JonesNew Andy Janovich Jersey
,26commentsWill the Aquaman look-alike make the 53-man roster as a backup this year?MDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:2019 Broncos roster review: Offensive lineman Sam JonesTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailSam Jones is probably best known at this point for who he ISN’T than for who he is. He is not Jason Mamoa despite bearing a striking resemblance to Khal Drogo (Aquaman).Jones was drafted in the 6th round in 2018 (183rd pick) and appeared in 5 games mostly on special teams in 2018. He got 15 total offensive snaps - four in game 15 and eleven in game 16 - all at guard. Jones has the experience and versatility to be a backup center as well. Like Dalton Risner, Jones grew up a Broncos fan rooting for Mark Schlereth especially. The Colorado native getting drafted by the Broncos was a dream come true. Sam Jones ProfileHeight: 6’5” | Weight: 305 lbsAge: 23 | Experience: 2nd year40 time - 5.32s | Bench - 28 reps | Vertical - 27.0”Broad - 101” | Short Shuttle - 4.86s | 3-cone - 7.92sJones was drafted to fit a zone scheme as his frame is not built for a power game. Much like Garrett Bolles, Jones has to rely on quickness and technique to compensate for a lack of bulk particularly in his lower body. Unlike Bolles, Jones is not that quick. From Matt Miller’s draft review of Jones.The Good While Mike Munchak is not 100% zone blocking, he relies mostly on ZBS in his approach to offensive line play. Jones is good fit for that and should get some looks if Connor McGovern falters at center or if Ron Leary gets hurt again. Many offensive lineman take a year (or two) to develop their NFL bodies and NFL-level technique (partly due to the lack of pro-style offenses in the college game). The Bad (and the stats)As alluded to earlier, Jones is not stout enough to work well in a power blocking scheme so he has to rely on quickness and technique. Unfortunately for Sam Max Garcia Jersey
, his quickness is not very good for an NFL offensive lineman. Compare his 20-yd SS and 3-cones times (4.86 and 7.92s) to Bolles (4.55 and 7.29s). Bolles has elite quickness which allows him to compensate for some technique mistakes. Jones have below average quickness for an NFL offensive lineman. In fact, Jones one of the least quick of our offensive lineman who got invited to the combine. The good news is that Leary was also slow-footed at the combine and he has gone on to become an above average guard in the NFL.Quotable The least set of the five offensive line spots for 2019 is the center position. McGovern played at below replacement level during his time starting at center last season. If McGovern does not improve, I could see Munchak inserting Jones into the starting line-up at center. If you trust PFF, McGovern was ranked 50th of 74 players who played center or guard in 2018 and had 700 or more offensive snaps. Jones might be better than that, but there is a lot left to be seen according to Vic Fangio:Sam Jones HighlightsSam Jones’ roster status with the BroncosWith the addition of Dalton Risner in the draft, Jones looks to be spending another year as the backup offensive lineman Domata Peko Jersey
, but as a cheap rookie who the team drafted I would expect him to make the 53-man roster out of camp unless on the journeyman G/C’s that we signed in the off-season has an epiphany and makes huge strides in their level of play. The Denver Broncos and Chris Harris Jr. have reached an agreement on a one-year deal to keep the star cornerback in Denver through the 2019 season." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteMile High Reporta Denver Broncos communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsBroncosOddsShopAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Broncos NewsBroncos 2019 Draft ClassBroncos PodcastsBroncos 2019 ScheduleKey Offseason DatesCommunity RulesFull ArchiveBroncos StoriesScheduleRosterStatsOdds Shop About Masthead Community Guidelines StubHub ✕Filed under:Denver Broncos NewsBroncos and Chris Harris Jr. have reached agreement on one-year dealNew,133commentsThe Denver Broncos and Chris Harris Jr. have reached an agreement on a one-year deal to keep the star cornerback in Denver through the 2019 season. Broncos and Chris Harris Jr. have reached agreement on one-year dealThe contract saga between the Denver Broncos and Chris Harris Jr. has ended with a one-year deal to provide the star cornerback with a raise. Harris will receive $12.05 million in 2019, which was a nice bump from the $8.9 million he was originally scheduled to receive. That is $50,000 more than the Broncos offer to Kareem Jackson in free agency. “We have a lot of respect for Chris as a player and for everything he’s meant to our organization,” Elway said. “This contract adjustment recognizes his value to our team and the high expectations we have for Chris as a Bronco this season and hopefully for years to come.”Harris, 29 Ronald Leary Jersey
, had demanded a contract extension initially, but after months of negotiation the two sides agreed on a one-year raise and an apparent parting of ways in 2020. That will be a tough pill to swallow for Broncos fans who view Harris as a lock for the Broncos Ring of Fame one day, but it is the direction John Elway has decided to take.As one of the highest graded cornerbacks in 2018, Harris deserved this raise. Now the Broncos can make a push for the playoffs this year with an elite-looking secondary with the additions of Bryce Callahan and Kareem Jackson.