Scouting Report: Greg Jones

Big, powerful workhorse back coming off major knee surgery. Patient ball carrier that waits for blocks to develop, sees the field and will pick and choose his spots. Combines a lot of different skills with an overpowering style on the inside yet Jones also displays the agility to get around tackle and cut the corner.

Full Name: Greg Jones School: Florida St

Ht: 6-1.5 Wt: 250 40: 4.58 Number: 6

Bio:
2002: Led the Seminoles in rushing (938 yards) and rushing touchdowns (eight) while playing in just nine games. Averaged 5.8 yards per carry, caught 10 passes for 74 yards and had five 100-yard rushing games (Iowa State, Virginia, Maryland, Clemson and Miami). Rushed for a career-high 189 yards against Miami.

2001: Florida State's leading rusher with 713 rushing yards on 134 carries for an average of 5.3 yards per carry. Gained over 100 yards in four of the last seven games, including a game-high 120 yards on 23 carries against Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl.

2000: Saw playing time as a backup at tailback and also on special teams as a true freshman, ranking third on the team with 266 rushing yards on 41 carries.

The Good: Big, powerful workhorse back coming off major knee surgery. Patient ball carrier that waits for blocks to develop, sees the field and will pick and choose his spots. Displays a darting style, decent footwork and bounces it around defenders or piles. Finds the running lanes and open area on the field. Has a punishing style, runs through defenders and picks up a lot of yardage off initial contact. Always keeps the play in bounds, works his runs then falls forward when tackled, picking up extra yardage. Decent hands out of the backfield. Strong at the point blocking.

The Bad: Had major knee surgery last November after tearing the joint against Wake Forest. Lacks true breakaway speed. Could pick up the blocking intensity and give consistent effort.

The Skinny: Jones was well on his way to being the first back drafted last season had he left for the NFL until the injury of early November. Combines a lot of different skills with an overpowering style on the inside yet Jones also displays the agility to get around tackle and cut the corner. A heavy duty back that can handle a lot of hand-offs, though his knee must be thoroughly checked next February.

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