Scouting Report: Arthur Jones

Written by Will Spencer on April 22, 2010




Arthur Jones


Position: DT School: Syracuse
Height: 6’3 1/4 Weight: 301 lbs
Class: RS-Senior 40 time: -.–

Overall Grade:

5.71

Draft Projection:

3rd Round


Non-position specific categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 5
Speed 8 6
Quickness/Agility 10 8.5
Strength/Explosion 10 7
Athletic Ability 8 6
Durability 8 2
Character 6 5
Production/Experience 6 5
Toughness 8 4.5
Potential 10 8.5


Defensive Line Specific Categories


Category

Max. Value

Grade

Run Stopping 8 5
Pass Rushing 8 6.5
Awareness 8 5
Hand Placement 8 6



Explanation of Player Grading System


Strengths

Perfect size and length for a 5 technique (3-4 end) but is versatile enough to play the 3 tech (4-3 tackle). Very quick and agile. Powerful when he wants to be and plays with good technique. Very good pass rusher with a variety of pass rush moves including a great swim move. Anchors well and can slide down with blocks on plays outside the tackles. Has a lot of potential. Solid against the run and gets off blocks well.

Weaknesses

Has never been able to stay healthy for an entire season. Plays high at times which gets him pushed back more often than he should. Run stopping is based only on his quickness to get off blocks and he doesn’t get good leverage to push people back.

Analysis

If he was able to stay healthy, he’d probably be a high second round pick but because this DT class is so deep he might slide down into the fourth round, He’s been forgotten by a lot of draftniks and by the media since he ended his senior season with a knee injury forcing him to miss the last 3 games. Could potentially be a steal in the mid rounds.

Experience

Three year starter at Syracuse.

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: 1st team All-Big East.
2007: 2nd team All-Big East.
2006: n/a


Academics

Graduated with a degree in communication and rhetoric studies from Syracuse.

Injuries

Misses a game and a half in 2007 with an ankle injury. Tears pectoral muscle in 2009 offseason that requires surgery. Missed final three games of 2009 with a knee injury.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 18 12 6 1 0 0 0
2008 60 33 27 3 0 0 0
2007 51 32 19 1 0 0 0
2006 15 8 7 0 0 0 0



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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009. See all posts by Will Spencer.