The Cleveland Browns have signed former Ohio State offensive tackler Dawand Jones to a rookie contract. The Browns are working hard this offseason. They have signed seven draft-pick players and Jones is the latest one to join the Cleveland Browns family.
The 21-year-old rookie is a 2022 All-American and a two-time second-team All-Big Ten. He’s the fourth-round draft pick of the 2023 NFL Draft. Dawand spent four seasons at Ohio State (2019-22). Jones started all 13 games at right guard in 2021 and all 13 at right tackle in 2022. His contributions to the university were enormous. He led Ohio State to a No. 9 ranking nationally in total offense (490.7 yards per game) and No. 2 in scoring (44.2 ppg) in 2022. In 2021, Ohio State had the best offense in the country.
Many might not know this, but Jones is a talented two-sport athlete who excelled on the basketball court. He’s not like Deion Sanders and Bo Jackson, who played baseball and football, but he’s different and unique because he played basketball and football. His career could’ve gone either way. He received Division 1 scholarships, but he settled for football.
Browns hope that Jones, alongside other prospects, can deliver. This organization needs to change for the better, and it starts with good draft picks and developing players the right way. The city of Cleveland needs to feel the glory of winning.