HT – WT – SPEED: Listed at 6-foot-5, 200-pounds, Jarron Jones has great physical size ready to enter college and compete early in his career. Jones has great speed for a player of his size causing problems for offensive linemen.
QUICKNESS – AGILITY – BALANCE: When looking at these areas Jones shows great quickness to go with great balance and agility for a player of his size.
STRENGTH: Jones has brute strength to go with great recoil ability from his upper and lower body.
BODY FLEXIBILITY: This is always an area of concern when looking at a player of this size. However, on film, Jones shows the ability to bend naturally and this is a great early sign of the physical ability he'll bring to Notre Dame.
PRODUCTION: Always remember we're not looking for stats in this area. Jones has the ability to create production despite the play of his teammates or the scheme he's playing in.
ON THE FIELD:
When watching Jones in action you see a player with great physical size who can cause problems on either side of the football.
Listed as a defensive tackle, Jones has the ability to be an All-American offensive lineman if the Irish ever make the choice to move him to the offensive side of the ball. At this time we look for the Irish to line Jones up on the defensive line, however, a move over to offense is not out of the question in our opinion.
On film you see a player who can overpower an offensive lineman yet drop and make an interception and be athletic enough to gain positive yards on pure athletic ability. This is rare in a player of this physical size
Much like a couple of players who signed in the class of 2011, expect Jones to have a chance to earn a spot on the two-deep depth chart early in his Irish career.
This is another huge pickup for Brian Kelly and his staff. Jones, who issued an early verbal pledge to Penn State, is a major level prospect and national recruit on the defensive side of the football. His overall athletic ability has earned him an early Scout.com 5-star ranking giving the Irish another top level pledge in the 2012 class.