Biography: Two-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a sophomore. Totals last season included 73/4/7 after 76/5/3 in ?08. Recorded 57 tackles as a true freshman when he started two games.
Positives: Athletic safety prospect with a large degree of upside to his game. Explosive and flashes on the scene in run defense. Covers a lot of area on the field, gets vertical, and makes some very athletic plays in midair. Displays a burst of closing speed, stops ball-carriers dead in their tracks, and plays to his size. Forces the action up the field and can be an intimidating defender.
Negatives: Shows hesitation in coverage, misses assignments and usually late getting to the sidelines. Marginally instinctive and does not display a feel for coverage.
Analysis: Jones is a nice-sized safety who showed ability of the past three seasons and forces the action moving downhill. He needs a lot of work on his coverage skills, yet he has the underlying ability to be a player at the next level.
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