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Chad Jones (FS)
  • Height:
    6'2"
  • Weight:
    221 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    9 in.
  • College:
    LSU
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: New York Giants
Round: 3
Pick (Overall): 12 (76)
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Pick Analysis: The Giants addressed their dismal play at the free safety spot by adding Antrel Rolle during free agency, but the selection of Chad Jones is another attempt to upgrade the talent and depth at the position. The ultra-athletic Jones has outstanding size for the position, and flashes the potential to be a rangy ball hawk in the back end.

Overview

Jones is a big strong player with above average athleticism. He has also played on the LSU baseball team and excelled in that roll. Jones is best coming down hill attacking the line of scrimmage with good fundamentals as a run support player. He is inconsistent shedding blockers but has long arms and good power to improve in this area. Jones has the size and toughness to play effectively in the box but maybe limited to combination zone coverage’s. He has decent range but again not great for the safety position. Jones has intriguing size and enough athleticism to contribute in the right scheme and his spring and combine workouts will be extremely important to where he is taken in the draft.


Strengths

Jones has excellent size and strength for the safety position at the next level. He’s a gritty, tough, competitive performer who loves filling the alley in run support. He’s also a smart, instinctive player despite splitting time between football and baseball at LSU. Was productive in college and has upside to get even better once focusing full-time on one sport.

Weaknesses

Jones only possesses average pure speed. His range is only adequate as he’s more comfortable in run support or playing in the box. May have difficulty shadowing slot receivers, running backs and receiving tight ends in man coverage at the next level.

Grade

7.1

 

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