He has height and long arms, with helps him with run blocking. However, due to his limited athletic ability, he has trouble against speed rushers, and needs help to slow them down initially so he can get into position.
Everything I've heard on my front has been positive. He's healthier than he's been in 2 years, had solid showings in practice and in the last two games. Unless he aggravates his old knee injuries, we're shored up at that position. Plus you always have Armstead who could use experience.
They moved Jones to OG because 1)Harris was outplaying him at RT and 2)injuries to C Olsen and OG Tiller left us thin in the middle.
Like you I was hoping Jones would step up but if anyone is going to replace Strief it will be Harris.
But I do think this is a plus for Jones because I haven't heard a lot of negative about his tackle play and getting experience on the inside of the line will make him versatile and help him earn a spot over guys like Olsen, Tiller, and Lelito.