Just a few days before this year’s NFL draft, I had the pleasure of speaking with University of Georgia center Ben Jones, and to find out more about how his weeks and days leading up to the NFL draft had been going.
Jones was a four-year starter at Georgia, and ranks third all-time
among UGA offensive linemen in starts with 49. He was named to
multiple all-conference teams while at Georgia, and was named to the UGA
“Team of the Decade”. He attended Bibb County High School (Al), and was coached by Darryl Burns. His
pre-college honors include being named to the SuperPrep All-Dixie
Team, the PrepStar All-Southeast Region, the 2007 Alabama Sports
Writers Association Class 5A First Team, and he was the number 7 center
in the 2008 Rivals.com ratings.
I got to ask Ben about his pre-draft jitters, and what his hopes were for the future.