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Grade
5.19 ?
  • 4.80 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 21 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 31.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 117.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.27 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.27 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.84 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'0" Height
  • 32" Arm Length
  • 242LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

Jones has been one of the most productive linebackers in college football over the last few seasons. He fits as a starting middle linebacker in a Tampa-2 or great backup with special teams upside. Displays outstanding effort and is fearless on the field but is always fighting to overcome his lack of size and strength. Flies around the field, whether pursuing the ball-carrier, rushing the passer, or dropping into coverage, but doesn't possess ideal speed or athleticism for a Tampa-2 'backer. A lot of coaching staffs would love to bring Jones' work ethic and intangibles into their locker room.

Analysis

Strengths

Jones is highly productive, extremely durable and has rare intangibles. Displays great range versus the run. Relentless in pursuit, using his hands to slip blockers. Closes on the ball-carrier in a hurry and can lay the wood. Rushes the quarterback from every angle. Blitzes up the middle, comes off the edge and even puts his hand down.

Weaknesses

Lacks bulk and strength. Susceptible when teams run downhill right at him. Blockers can overwhelm him with power or get into his legs with cut blocks. Doesn't always take most direct path in pursuit. Has a tough time staying with quicker backs and tight ends in man coverage.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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