Scouting Report: Rushen Jones

TFY Draft Preview's Tony Pauline sees Rushen Jones as a cornerback with good physical skills that could land him on a big-league roster if he is used in schemes conducive to his abilities.

Name: Rushen Jones School: Vanderbilt Year: 5Sr

Ht: 5-11 Wt: 198 40: 4.52 Pos: CB

Bio: Totaled 66 tackles and defended 7 passes last season after 22 tackles as a junior, when he missed six games with a dislocated wrist. Started 11 games as a red-shirt sophomore, posting 44-1-7.

Pos: Well-built, physical corner best in press coverage. Fluid transitioning off the line, displays solid footwork and smooth in his hips turning back to the ball. Aggressive, bumps opponents throughout the routes and quick defending the run. Shows good wherewithal on the field. Reads opposing quarterbacks and has a good break on the ball.

Neg: Only average speed and lacks the quick close or ability to stay downfield with opponents. Never ultra productive on the field.

Analysis: Could do well if placed in a scheme that best suits his talents, such as press coverage or as a zone cornerback.

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