Adam Jones School: West Virginia
Ht: 5-9.5 Wt: 187 40: 4.40 Year: 3Jr
Bio: Two-year starter and Big East Special
Teams Player of the Year last season after
averaging 22.8 yards on 22 kick returns
and 14.8 yards on 20 punt returns, with one
touchdown. Also led the team in tackles posting
69/3/7 on defense. Moved into the starting
lineup as a sophomore when he posted 89/4/
14 and averaged 26.3 yards returning kicks.
Positives: Athletic cover corner that can be used in
several defensive schemes while also handle
duties as a return specialist. Jams opponents
at the line, quick transitioning into pass routes
and physical against receivers throughout the
play. Displays solid footwork in reverse, fluid in
his hips and possesses outstanding ball skills.
Quickly plants, then breaks on the throw, shows
a burst of closing speed and contorts to make
the difficult reception running full tilt. Alert, reads
opponents' eyes and quickly gets his head back
around to make a play on the ball. Effective in
zone, displaying anticipation and timing. Does
not think twice about coming up the field to
take on bigger opponents and throws his body
around the action to make the tackle. Possesses
a nose for the ball and consistently gets a hand
in to deflect away the throw. Plays much bigger
than his listed size. Game-impacting return
specialist who can switch it on.
up a lot of underneath receptions backed off
the line of scrimmage. Has only two years of
starting experience. Lacks top cornerback size.
Analysis: An outstanding athlete with a great
feel for the game, Jones has the abilities to
play in press or zone coverage and eventually
back off the line of scrimmage. The ability to
immediately change momentum of games
with return skills is added value as Jones is a
justifiable top-twelve pick in April's draft.
Prospect Profile: Adam Jones
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