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Howard Jones, OLB

School: Shepherd  |  Conference: WVIAC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Woodbridge, VA
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 235 lbs.
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2013 Season
Jones, who was a finalist for the Cliff Harris Award, recorded 35 tackles (21 solo) with a team-best 12.5 tackles -for-loss and eight sacks. He added two forced fumbles, a pass breakup and a fumble return for a touchdown.
Player News
04/29/2014 - Five players who should be on Arizona's draft radar: LB Howard Jones, Shepherd: Despite the loss of Karlos Dansby, the Cardinals still have a deep group at linebacker. But there is always room to add depth, especially promising prospects who need to sit and learn like Jones. He arrived at Shepherd as a 185-pound wide receiver and slowly transitioned to the 235-pound linebacker that he is today. Jones is undeveloped with his technique and ballskills, but offers intriguing athletic traits and a solid resume despite starring at the Division-II level (holds the school record for career sacks, 34.5). He will likely require a patient coaching staff and is at least a year away from meaningful snaps, but there is a good chance Jones becomes the first Shepherd player to be drafted since 1979, possibly to Arizona in the later rounds. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

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