Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 9/1/09: #2 OG, #52/750 Overall, Projected Rd: 2-3 2009 Senior Bowl Invite (Minus 15 pounds at weigh-in from listed weight/315)…2008: Earned honorable mention All-Big Ten honors by both the coaches and media … Played and started in all 12 games at right guard … Was in on 852 offensive snaps and 30 plays of special teams, the most on the offensive line … Part of an offensive line that helped the Illini lead the Big Ten in pass offense (269.3) and ranked second in total offense (439.4). 2007: Started at right guard in all 13 games … Was in on 991 offensive plays … Recorded 80 knockdowns. 2006: Played in five of the last six games of the season at offensive guard, logging 48 plays. Personal: Wendy's High School Heisman Nominee for outstanding achievement in athletics, academics and the community … Earned the Cook County Circuit Court - Black History Award for academics and community service.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Chiefs' picks: Round 3/68 -- Jon Asamoah, C/G, 6-4, 305, Illinois, A talented interior blocker who can also play center, Asamoah has the nasty attitude the Chiefs hope to foster with the blockers under Weis and O-Line coach Bill Muir. - by The Sports Xchange
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11/28/12 - RG Jon Asamoah missed a game due to his broken right thumb, but he was back in action last Sunday against Denver and struggled at times blocking with his right hand heavily wrapped and his thumb in a brace. Asamoah said the hard part is being able to reach out, punch and grab with just four fingers on his right hand, without the help of that thumb.
11/23/12 - RG Jon Asamoah continues to get used to the cast on his right thumb that's protecting an injury he suffered two weeks ago. He's been fitted with a brace and cast and doctors and trainers are waiting to see how he handles those protective coverings in practice.
11/18/12 - RG Jon Asamoah missed the Cincinnati game due to a thumb injury that he suffered in the Monday night game against Pittsburgh. Asamoah had surgery on his right thumb last week and did not practice all week.
11/15/12 - RG Jon Asamoah will not play on Sunday against Cincinnati after undergoing surgery on his right thumb. Asamoah suffered the injury in Monday night's game against Pittsburgh but did not leave the field. His absence will snap a streak of 25 straight starts the third-year guard has made.
11/14/12 - RG Jon Asamoah sustained a right thumb injury against Pittsburgh and his status for the Cincinnati game is up in the air. Asamoah did not take part in Wednesday's practice.