Ronald Jones II
Projection
Round 2
Grade
A
6.70
Eventual Starter

Ronald Jones II

Running Back
USC
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 5-11
  • Weight: 205
  • 40-Yard: 4.65
  • Arm: 31 ¼
  • Hand: 8 ¾
  • Bench: N/A
  • Vertical: 36.5
  • Broad: N/A
  • 3-Cone: N/A
  • 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A
  • 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A

Strong Points

Productive. Very fast, quick and elusive. Has great feet and change of direction. Shows an instant burst. Can hit a home run any time he touches the ball. Very strong for his size and can break tackles. Good receiver out of the backfield. Effective both inside and outside.

Weak Points

Size; he won't get much bigger. Blocking. Has never returned kicks.

The Way We See It

A true junior, Jones II had a very productive career at USC, running for more than 3,600 yards and 39 touchdowns. Jones isn't the biggest guy, but he is strong for his size. He has great speed, a quick burst and plenty of elusiveness. Jones is capable of taking it to the house on every touch and from anywhere on the field. He has some Reggie Bush-type traits. Though he is a willing blocker, Jones isn't consistently effective. Keeps improving as a receiver and had his best year in '17, averaging 13.4 yards per catch. Has the ability to be a very good kickoff returner but never did it as a collegian. Overall, with his size, I doubt he can carry the ball 20-25 times per game, but he can handle 20 -25 touches. If that happens, he will make big plays. Could go late in the first but probably a second-rounder.