Nov 22, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates (6) under center Ben Jones (60) during game against the New York Jets at NRG Stadium. Houston won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports
15. Ben Jones – Center, Georgia; 2012 4th round, 99th overall selection
A center in the mid-rounds may not be the most glamorous way to start a countdown, but Ben Jones has been an excellent value pick for the Houston Texans.
After being taken in the fourth round, Jones spent ten games as a starter for the Texans, a job he handled like a pro. This would come to no surprise to anyone who followed him during his days at the University of Georgia.
Three games into his freshman season at UGA, Jones found himself lining up as the starting center for the Bulldogs. He anchored a stout offensive line for years that helped Matthew Stafford and Knoshwon Moreno become first round draft picks.
Jones has shown his versatility for the Texans as he spent all of 2014 as the starting left guard before moving inside to center this season. Center is one of the more underrated positions in the NFL and Jones was great at it in college, and has shown no signs of letting up at the professional level.
To find a quality starter, who also offers versatility in the fourth round is a win for any franchise.
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