Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on CB Jack Jones

The Patriots drafted Arizona State cornerback Jack Jones with the 121st pick of the fourth round. Jones was a five star recruit out of high school and committed to USC.

After having academic and character issues at SC, he ended up at Moorpark College for one season. From there, he went to Arizona State where he played for Herm Edwards for three years.

Moore has average height but he is a smooth, fluid corner who plays with good instincts.

Here is my scouting report on Jack Jones.

Jack Jones, 5-10 178. Arizona State

Man Coverage: Jones has fluid hips. Does a good job of using his off hand to jam and sink into a receiver’s hip. Gets on a receiver’s hip and can carry routes vertically. Has good suddenness and he doesn’t lose hip position.

Zone Coverage: Fluid in his drop. Stays low, grazes turf and does a good job of working back downhill once he clicks his feet. Jones does a good job of staying on top of receivers in off coverage. Doesn’t get stacked in off coverage.

Closing Quickness: Jones can consistently plant and drive on the ball. Does a good job of closing the gap if he gets stacked. Has the ball skills to attack the ball and make a play on it when he recovers.

Key & Diagnose: Jones reads routes well and can adjust in man or zone. He does a good job of reading the quarterback in zone and route breaks in man. Has a good understanding of what the opponent is doing and getting to the right spot.

Lateral Pursuit:,Jones does a good job of working through block and getting to the ball carrier. Has good closing speed. Especially when carrying crossing routes. He doesn’t lose hip position.

Tackling: Closes quickly on ball carriers. Can be a bit of an ankle grabber. He needs to break down , grab cloth and finish plays off.

Ball Skills: Jones has ideal ball skills. He has good hands and shows good anticipation when he plays the ball in the air. Displays the body control necessary to compete in jump ball situations.

Final Thoughts: Jones is a little light and takes a lot of chances in coverage. He plays with a high I.Q and has the ball skills to excel in man coverage. If Jones can stay out of trouble, he has a chance to develop into a future starter.