Wayne State (Mich.) - Warriors
Jeremy Jones - #8 - FS-CB
|Hometown:||Grand Rapids, MI|
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/15/2012 Wayne State Pro Day||5-9 3/4||195||9 1/4||30 1/8||72 3/4||4.59|
|03/12/2012 Grand Valley State Pro Day||5-9 5/8||197||9 1/4||4.58||4.25||11.56||6.78|
|02/29/2012 Combine||5-9 1/2||197||9 1/8||30 1/2||72 1/2||4.58||20||9'8"||31 1/2||4.19||11.78||7.18|
|01/30/2012 Players Classic||5-9 5/8||196||9 1/4||30 3/8||72 3/8|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||5-9 3/4||194||8 5/8||30||73 1/4||4.55|
The Michigan prep played both running back and free safety. Played in three state championship games, winning two. Also ran track. Redshirted in 2007. Participated in 10 games in ’08 and made 63 tackles, seven pass breakups and two interceptions (86-yard return for a touchdown) with two forced fumbles. Missed the Tiffin game with a bruised left shoulder. Started nine of the 10 games in which he played at strong safety in ’09, recording 54-6-1 with 1 1⁄2 tackles for loss and missing only the season opener because of a sprained right ankle. In ’10, posted 68-5-5 with 10 tackles for loss and two sacks. Had a 100-yard interception return against Hillsdale and missed the Indianapolis contest with a sprained left ankle. Totaled 106-5-9 with 12 1⁄2 tackles for loss and 6 1⁄2 sacks in 16 starts at free safety in ’11. Had three interceptions in the first half vs. Nebraska-Kearney, including a 47-yard return for a touchdown.Positives:
Compact, muscular and well-proportioned. Bench-pressed 225 pounds 20 times at the Combine. Good man-cover skills and zone reactions. Productive on the ball (17 career interceptions). Drops downhill fast and runs the alley. Aggressive tackler. Unafraid of contact. Uses his hands to fend off blocks. Plays with urgency. Has played both safety spots and nickel. Three-year starter. Vocal, emotional leader.Negatives:
Lacks ideal height and has short arms. Average speed. Not an explosive athlete — managed just a 311⁄2-inch vertical jump at the Combine. Mismatched vs. taller receivers. Can be overaggressive, drop his head and miss some tackles. Marginal competition. Durability could be an issue. Nearly quit football after high school and motivation should be looked into.Summary:
Short, intense, athletic Division II ballhawk with an energetic playing temperament who supports the run. Speed is biggest question mark, but offers versatility to back up either safety position or possibly be tried as a zone corner.
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