Jaylon Jones was often criticized at Texas A&M for getting beat despite having great size and length. He doesn’t have that elite speed that NFL teams look for in cornerbacks, but he still ran a decent 4.57 40-yard dash at the Combine.
Just because he’s not the fastest prospect in the class doesn’t mean he’s not going to be a solid pro. I see him going in the middle rounds on Day 3, probably in the fifth to a team that can take a project at the position.
Jones is a talented cornerback and willing tackler, but he needs the right coaching to sharpen his raw skillset.
A team is going to take a chance on him in the middle rounds because he can be a really good corner and a physical one who’s willing to step up and break up a short pass or make a hit in the open field.
In the fifth round, I could see teams like the Bears, Raiders, Lions, or Giants taking a look at him.