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USC offensive lineman Jarrett Kingston selected in 2024 NFL Draft

Erik-McKinneyby:Erik McKinney04/27/24


USC offensive lineman Jarrett Kingston was selected in the sixth round with the 215th pick overall by the San Francisco 49ers.

Kingston spent one season with the Trojans after coming over from Washington State. The 6-foot-4, 306-pound Kingston came in with experience at several positions on the offensive line. He opened the season as the backup at right guard but slid into the starting spot for Game 2. He held that position until just after the midway point of the season when he moved out to right tackle. Kingston played well on the edge and it was noticeable when he missed the UCLA game due to injury.

Before arriving at USC, Kingston played in 37 games for the Cougars, with 16 starts at left guard and 10 starts at left tackle.

He will bring versatility along the interior of the offensive line and posted some very solid athletic testing at the combine.

Jarrett Kingston Draft Profile:

“Offensive lineman who has the grit, play strength and know-how to play guard, but his size and length could prevent it. Kingston has been well-trained in pass protection, with a steady posture and quick hand strikes, but he could have issues when he’s on an island and forced to defend both gaps against an athletic rusher. He’s capable of making zone-scheme blocks and does an admirable job of sustaining run blocks for as long as possible. While he never played the position in a collegiate game, Kingston’s future in the NFL might rest on his ability to prove he can snap and move to center.” — Lance Zierlein

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