BIOGRAPHY: Three-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 96/11/2. Played in just two games as a junior before being sidelined with a broken right leg. Finished that year with 24 tackles. Posted career-high numbers of 130/14.5/3 as a sophomore.
POSITIVES: Hard-working, productive college linebacker whose game has taken a step back since his injury. Scrapes well laterally, physical, and likes to mix it up. Fast to the sidelines, plays heads-up football, and remains disciplined with assignments. Fluid pedaling in reverse, gets depth on drops, and constantly around the action.
NEGATIVES: Showed a lot of hesitation in his game last season. Did not display the physical nature he previously showed on the field. Engulfed at the point and easily taken from the action by blocks.
ANALYSIS: Jones is a hard-charging, overachieving defender with adequate size. His play last season coming off a broken leg will send up red flags.