BIO: Three-year starter that led the Seminoles in rushing since his sophomore campaign. Senior ground totals were 144/618/7. Second team All-ACC as a junior after 161/938/8 on the ground despite missing the final five games of the season with a torn MCL. Sophomore numbers included 134/713/6. Cousin to former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier.
POSITIVES: Big, powerful runner who carries the ball with a good degree of intelligence. Patient at the line, waits for blocks to develop and sees the field. Displays footwork in a small area with the quickness to avoid piles. Adequate skill around tackle and follows blocks anywhere on the field. Punishing runner with powerful hips and the lower body to break several tackles during a single run. Puts his shoulders down and falls forward gaining the extra yardage when tackled. Runs with terrific balance. Displayed adequate pass-catching hands and blocking skills in the past.
NEGATIVES: May be too big at this point. Did not show the same blocking intensity as a senior he previously displayed. Seemed to lose the edge off his game as a senior after the knee surgery and had a very inconsistent week of practice at the Senior Bowl.
ANALYSIS: When Jones eventually returns to full strength off his knee injury, he will fill a variety of roles at the next level. Offers the skills to be a big interior runner yet the abilities to take it on the outside if necessary. Also has the stature to be a fullback in the William Floyd mold. A projected high pick coming into the season, Jones could end up being a steal during the early part of the second round.