BIO: Two-year starter who totaled 43/9.5/5 as a senior, suffering with an ankle injury all season. Junior totals were 63/11/8.
POSITIVES: Undersized pass-rush specialist who brings a lot of speed off the edge. Quick off the snap, plays with leverage and offers a burst of speed in either a straight line or laterally. Deceptively strong and adequate in run defense. Productive standing up over tackle.
NEGATIVES: Lacks bulk and gets wired in blocks. Wears down over the course of a game. Chided in the past for taking downs off.
ANALYSIS: An excellent athlete with size, speed and growth potential, Jones is a disruptive defender consistently in the opponent’s backfield. Must improve his intensity but has a chance as a third-down rush specialist in the NFL.