July 17, 2010
After a very productive redshirt sophomore season, Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones briefly flirted with going pro. Instead, Jones opted to return to East Lansing, where he managed to post some amazing defensive numbers. Last fall, Jones notched 154 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, and 9 sacks. Those numbers reflect how tremendous Jones has been for the Spartans. It was no surprise when the Michigan State middle linebacker earned consensus first-team All-American honors. However, there’s good reason to question whether Jones will make it into the first round of next year’s draft.
The fiery leader of the Spartans’ defense, Jones possesses excellent instincts and an ever-churning motor. When he’s free to roam unobstructed by blockers, Jones does a nice job of flowing to the ball and uses his good straight-line acceleration to close. His great motor and good speed also make him a very good special teams player, as (read more…)