Jonathan Jones has a lot of experience playing in the best conference in college football.
- Below average size
- Good catching ability
- Good speed
- Doesn’t consistently turn around to play ball
- Equally comfortable playing the press and playing off the line
- Appears better in man coverage over zone
- Has good field awareness
Jones had a good senior bowl by beating many of the receivers over the week in one on one drills. Jonathan Jones had a stronger junior and an okay senior season when he was seen as the best corner on the field for Auburn’s defense.
Jones does a good job keeping the receivers in his hip pocket. He needs to improve on playing the ball at its highest point. Jones shows the ability to catch well and also shows that he does good work with his feet.
Jonathan Jones played primarily outer thirds for Auburn but will fight for a nickel corner when he gets to a training camp this off-season. Jones shows a scrappiness that is very attractive to NFL scouts when they want to build defensive depth.
Jones will need to add size to his frame while keeping his speed and footwork but the kid shows he has heart and wants to play football. We’ll see if that’s enough.
After his performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, Jones showed he has world class speed. He ran a 4.33 forty. At his size, 186 pounds, he did 19 reps on bench. He clearly showed that he has athletic ability and the upper body strength to cover receivers in the NFL. With his speed and strength being emphasized at the combine, I still see his strongest asset to be his footwork.
Round Value: 4th/5th