A closer look at ... Marcel Jones

  • Position: Tackle/guard
  • Years in the NFL: 1
  • Acquired: Selected in seventh round of the 2012 draft
  • College: Nebraska
  • Career notes: Spent entire rookie season on the injured reserve list after suffering a torn ACL just days before the regular-season opener.
  • Strengths: Size (6 feet, 7 inches, 320 pounds), foot quickness, ability to play more than one position.
  • Working on: Learning another position at guard after playing tackle his entire football career.
  • Projection: Is bidding to earn one of four backup spots on the offensive line. His chances were enhanced early in training camp when he moved inside and tried his hand at guard, which isn’t the easiest transition for a big tackle at this level of competition.

Sheldon Mickles