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Grading System
RUSHEN JONES
Position: CB
Class: Sr
School: Vanderbilt
Conference: SEC
Ht., Wt.: 5'11, 198
40 Time: 4.52
Grade: 3.34

BIO: Totaled 66 tackles and defended seven passes last season after 22 tackles as a junior when he missed six games with a dislocated wrist. Started 11 games as a red-shirt sophomore posting 44-1-7.

POSITIVES: Well built, physical corner best in press coverage. Fluid transitioning off the line, displays solid footwork and smooth in his hips turning back to the ball. Aggressive, bumps opponents throughout the routes and quick defending the run. Shows good wherewithal on the field, reads opposing QBs and has a good break on the ball.

NEGATIVES: Only average speed and lacks the quick close or ability to stay downfield with opponents. Never ultra productive on the field.

ANALYSIS: Could do well if placed in a scheme that best suits his talents, such as press coverage or as a zone cornerback.

PROJECTION: Late Seventh Round

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