COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Seattle Seahawks selected Ohio State tackle Jamarco Jones with the 168th overall pick in the 5th round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Saturday. Jones is the 7th member of this year’s Ohio State draft class and the second offensive linemen in the group, joining C Billy Price, who went in the first round to Cincinnati.
Jones was a leader along the offensive line and a two-year starter who played in 50 games and started 27 consecutive games at left tackle as a junior and senior. An all-conference honoree twice without the benefit of a redshirt season, including first-team all-Big Ten in 2017 by both the coaches and the media polls, Jones helped Ohio State win six championships during his career.
A graduate who earned his degree in family resource management in December 2017, Jones helped the Buckeyes rank among the Top 20 rushing teams in the nation four consecutive years, including 11th in 2016, 11th in 2015, ninth in 2014 and 17th in 2017 at 243.2 yards per game. The Buckeyes led the Big Ten in rushing three consecutive years between 2015 and 2017. In 2016 the line was one of three units nationally selected as a finalist for the Joe Moore Offensive Line of the Year Award.
Honors & Awards:
2017: Graduated in December (family resource management), First-team All-Big Ten Conference (coaches and media)
2016: Second-team All-Big Ten Conference (coaches and media)