2015 NFL DRAFT

Byron Jones, CB

School: Connecticut  |  Conference: AAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: New Britain, CT
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 199 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
5572

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
---- 44 1/212'3"3.946.78
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Good combination of length, speed and ball-skills for press coverage. Shows smooth turning motion to run with athletic wideouts and good makeup speed.

WEAKNESSES:

--Rob Rang

Player Overview

The loss of Dwayne Gratz and Blidi Wreh-Wilson to the NFL forced Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni - since fired - to adjust his secondary this year, moving two-year starting safety Byron Jones to cornerback.

Jones has caught the attention of scouts as the lanky defender is showing the athleticism, length and instincts so valued in today's NFL. Jones stood out in UCONN's loss to Michigan, helping limit Wolverwines playmaking wideout Jeremy Gallon to just four catches for 31 yards. He intercepted a Devin Gardner pass late in the second quarter.

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02/24/2015 - 2015 NFL Combine, 25 Takeaways: Five Players Sending Us Back to the Tape: Byron Jones, DB, Connecticut: With a Combine and world record 12-foot-3-inch standing broad jump, Jones quite literally leaped onto the NFL radar. Jones, who also showed great agility in shuttle drills, injured his left shoulder in October, ending his second season as a starting cornerback after starting at safety in 2011 and 2012. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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