BIO: All-American and all-conference selection as a junior after totaling 265/1,494/20 on the ground. Sophomore totals were 160/871/9 carrying the ball when he split time with Lee Suggs. Played extensively his first year in the program, posting rushing numbers of 175/957/5. Ran for a school record 241 yards against Pittsburgh last season, also recording seven 100-yard rushing games during the campaign, another Tech record.
POSITIVES: Explosive runner with great elusiveness and the ability to create. Patient back that sees the field and follows blocks at the line of scrimmage or down the field. Quick footed, explosive and immediately cuts it back, bouncing to the outside and avoiding piles. Freezes defenders and makes them miss. Decisive ball carrier with top instincts. Finds the running lanes and bursts through them with authority. Slippery, runs with great balance and slides off defenders, staying on his feet to pick up the positive yardage. Fast enough to cut the corner or run to daylight. Gets through the tight spots on the inside and takes it North/South without wasting much movement. Strong lower body and does not go down easily. Improved his hands as the season progressed last year.
NEGATIVES: Gives marginal effort blocking and not effective. Though a strong runner, not a powerhouse on the inside. Played with a sore hamstring as a junior.
ANALYSIS: Combining both skill and instinct, Jones is the complete package at running back and offers a variety of skills. His explosion coupled with the ability to run on the inside or outside makes him a perfect fit for almost any offensive system.