Former Rutgers running back Brian Leonard and former Penn State running back Tony Hunt are just a few players that come to mind when I watch film of Dex Jones.
Jones has great hands and could be a threat catching the ball out of the backfield. Dex runs hard and can push the pile, he has a very good forward lean and he doesn't go down on first or second contact.
More positives for Jones, he gets up field quickly. He's a north-south runner that keeps his pads squared to the line. Dex shows excellent vision he sees the cut-back lane and reacts well to his blocks. This young man flat out wears down a defense and I can't reiterate enough the fact that he has outstanding hands.
Jones needs to keep improving on his straight-line speed. If he can run consistent 4.6 40-yard dash, he could have a bright future in the backfield for the Badgers. If Dex wants to be a featured running back in this league, he'll need to show he can get the corner, he needs to show he can be elusive and make tacklers miss.
Overall, I know many see Dex Jones being a fullback for the Badgers but if the stars align right for this kid, I feel he could be a bruising tailback that can wear down opposing defenses. Jones has the heart and determination to put an offense on his back and carry a full work-load.
Dex Jones Profile
#28 RB/LB Dex Jones 2007 Highlights –
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