Scouting Report: Reshad Jones
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Jones is a real physical specimen at safety. He is a big hitter and a presence in the defensive backfield. Has decent ball skills and production. Has everything you look for in a Safety prospect from an athlete standpoint. He is a great run stopper and will instantly improve the backline run defense. He makes a lot of tackles all over the field.
Jones’ coverage is a bit spotty at times. He has the ability to be great, but his instincts and range aren’t always there. He tends to overrun plays and take bad angles, which isn’t a good sign for a safety because it leads to big plays. A big risk taker and a bit of a freelancer. He goes for the big hit too often, which means he can forget his technique and use his shoulders to tackle. He’ll be a 24-year-old rookie even after declaring early. Change of direction skills are lacking. Dropped a lot of easy interceptions in college.
Physically, Jones is as gifted as they come. He has a lot of potential and if he learns how to control his urges to make a big play, he will make a team ecstatic. Unfortunately, it’s probably a risk no team will be willing to take until the 3rd round because he’s a boom-bust type prospect.
Jones is a two year starter at safety for Georgia and saw action in all 13 games (2 starts) as a redshirt freshman.
Awards and Honors
2009: All-SEC Second Team by Phil Steele.
2008: Second Team All-SEC by Associated Press and Phil Steele’s All-SEC Second Team.
Housing major at Georgia.
No major injury concerns.
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