Ohio State left tackle Jamarco Jones was taken by Seattle in the fifth round Saturday of the NFL draft.
Jones, who played sparingly for the Buckeyes as a true freshman on the 2014 national title team, was the sixth man on the line as a sophomore and started the past two seasons. He was all-Big Ten as a senior.
He likely slipped to the fifth round because he didn’t have overly impressive workouts for the NFL coaches and scouts, insiders said.
But he was considered the wheelhorse on a line that powered the Big Ten’s top scoring and yards-gaining offense in 2017.
Jones is originally from Chicago.
He was the second player taken from Ohio State on the final day of the draft, and the seventh overall.
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