Jones gave scouts from all 32 teams in attendance one final look before the NFL draft in April, throwing 71 passes inside OU's Everest Indoor Training Center. He got off to a rocky start, as the first pass sailed out of his hand into a duck that fell way short of the intended receiver downfield. But he quickly settled down and was crisp for the rest of the session. "Today's workout was representative of what teams wanted to see," Whitfield said. "They wanted to see his arm strength, his agility and mobility, how much of an athlete is he. - Jake Trotter, ESPN.com
He was considered by some to be best prep football player out of the state of New Mexico, choosing Oklahoma over UCLA and Stanford.
After redshirting in 2008, he started 10 games as a freshman in 2009 followed by his best season in 2010 as a sophomore (14 starts), finishing with 4,718 passing yards, 38 touchdowns and a 65.6 completion percentage.
Jones appeared to take a step back as a junior, but he still produced positive numbers with 4,463 yards and 29 passing scores. He considered leaving for the NFL Draft a year early before deciding to return to school.
He put up more impressive numbers as a senior, including 4,267 passing yards, 30 touchdowns against 11 interceptions and a 144.6 passer rating.
Jones has NFL height and good body flexibility with the mobility to use his legs to extend the play. Jones has good arm strength and average accuracy, but his ball placement is too erratic at each level and he tends to make highly questionable decisions every game. He stares down targets and his accuracy dips when forced to go away from his first read, showing poor footwork when rattled as he struggles to reset and step into his throws.
Jones has put up big numbers as part of a pass-happy offense, lining up in a hybrid pistol/shotgun formation, and is reminiscent of Jay Cutler - frustrating passer and it doesn't always look pretty, but the tools are there and he gets results. He still has room to improve and needs to show more of a clutch gene and improve his ball placement before he'll be an elite quarterback.
WEAKNESSES: Coached to check down often because of his team's defense; will need to prove himself capable of making secondary reads downfield at the next level. Runs upright and not very elusive in the open field. Setup breaks down if pressured regularly, and he will backpedal early instead of standing in to deliver; inconsistent downfield when not set. Struggled hitting running backs on short swing passes while taking snaps from under center at the Senior Bowl.