ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — The Rams began the third and final day of the 2013 NFL Draft by picking up offensive lineman Barrett Jones. The one hundred and thirteenth overall pick marks the third offensive player taken in the draft by the Rams.
Jones, 22, is from Memphis, TN and played four years of very successful collegiate football with the Alabama Crimson Tide where he excelled as a two-time unanimous All-American, two-time first-team All-SEC and 2011 Outland Trophy (best lineman in college football) winner. While at Alabama, Jones was a part of three BCS National Championship teams in 2009, 2011 & 2012.
During the very successful years playing for the Crimson Tide, Jones became invaluable for the team as he played all five offensive line positions. His final season, he played center capping off his impressive NCAA career by winning the Rimington Trophy (best center in college football).
Due to a left foot injury suffered in last season’s SEC Championship game, Jones was unable to participate in the NFL Combine as 3-4 months of recovery was required after surgery was performed following the BCS National Championship game.
Off the football field, Jones has also excelled in the classroom posting a 4.0 grade point average when he graduated in August 2011. He also maintained that GPA when he finished his masters last December. For his academic work, Jones won the 2012 William V. Campbell Trophy, an award given by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame to college’s football’s ‘best and brightest’.