Josh Jones
Projection
Round 3-4
Grade
B
6.60
Eventual Starter

Josh Jones

Safety
North Carolina State
  • Year: Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 6-1 1/2
  • Weight: 220
  • 40-Yard: 4.41
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Excellent size, strength, speed and explosiveness. Aggressive player who is very good in run support and a strong tackler. Best in zone coverage where he shows good receiver awareness and reacts well to the ball in the air. Can close quickly. Excellent special teams potential. Good hands.

Weak Points

Has some straight line to him. Runs fast but timed poorly in the agility drills at his Pro Day. Can get out of control when coming up to support and misses the play. Don't see much in man coverage.

The Way We See It

With his size and hitting ability, he will be more of a box safety in the NFL. While he has good zone coverage ability, he lacks the suddenness and loose hips to be a man cover guy. Has growth potential to 220-plus and some teams will look at him as a hybrid linebacker type also. Needs to settle down a little and play more under control. Looks to be a strong safety on base downs and a nickel linebacker in sub. Could go in the third but looks like a sure fourth-round prospect with upside in the right situation.