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Drafting the Devils 2018: OG Sam Jones headed home, drafted by Denver Broncos in sixth round

The sixth-round selection is going home.

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Former ASU Lineman Sam Jones is headed to Denver as the newest member of the Broncos, after they used pick No. 183 in the sixth round on Jones.

The offensive lineman is from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, and his high school sits just over 17 miles away from Sports Authority Field at Mile High, where he’ll now be playing on Sundays.

Jones declared for the draft as a redshirt junior on Twitter on January 4th. This past season he started all 13 games at the left guard position.

He suffered a foot injury during his 2016 campaign, and was able to recover and is most notably the player who broke the rock at the end of summer practices this season past.

Jones went into the Combine at 6-foot-5, 305-pounds. His arms measured at 31 inches and his hands at 9.5 inches.

His combine numbers were on the average to low side. He ran a 5.32 second 40 -ard dash, had 28 reps on the bench and a 27-inch vertical jump.

Jones leaves behind an ASU offensive line that retains sophomores Cohl Cabral and Zach Robertson and juniors Quinn Bailey and Steven Miller.