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Greg Jones
Round 6, Pick 185
Position: ILB
Class:  4Sr
Conference: Big Ten
HT: 6-0
WT: 242
40 Time: 4.75
Biography: "Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his freshman campaign, as well as all-American honors the past two seasons. Posted 106/10/1, two interceptions and three pass defenses as a senior after 154 tackles as a junior, 127 tackles as a sophomore, and 78 tackles as a freshman. His impressive junior numbers earned him Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year honors."

Positives: "Intense and intelligent linebacker with a great head for the ball. Explosive at the point, quickly fills gaps up the field, and immediately locates the ball. Shows ability in pursuit, fluid moving in reverse, and has a burst to the action. Goes hard sideline to sideline, remains disciplined with assignments, and gives effort tackling. Fluid moving in every direction of the field. Incredibly instinctive and does a great job making sure teammates are in proper position."

Negatives: "Undersized, struggles taking on blocks, and is more of a drag down tackler. Marginal strength at the point."

Analysis: "Jones has been a tackling machine at Michigan State and is a highly competitive linebacker who plays smart football. He has size limitations, but if put in a system that protects linebackers, he should be a productive starter at the next level."

Projection: 3rd
Damian Strohmeyer/SI
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