As part of our coverage leading up to the 2015 NFL Draft we will provide profiles of 200 prospects, including what the scouts around the league are saying and video interviews with each player.
Byron Jones (CB), UConn
6’1” | 199 lbs.
24 tackles, 2 INT, INT TD, 4 passes deflected
1st round, No. 27 overall (Dallas Cowboys)
What scouts are saying:
"Instinctive cornerback with good size and adequate speed. Has the ball skills and anticipation needed for the position. Jones' balance and overall athleticism could be a concern in man coverage and his season-ending shoulder injury will need to be examined. He would be an interesting free safety prospect with his instincts, but might lack the physicality for the position." - Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
"Jones has caught the attention of scouts as the lanky defender is showing the athleticism, length and instincts so valued in today's NFL. Jones stood out in UCONN's loss to Michigan, helping limit Wolverwines playmaking wideout Jeremy Gallon to just four catches for 31 yards. He intercepted a Devin Gardner pass late in the second quarter." - Rob Rang, CBSSports.com
"Good combination of length, speed and ball-skills for press coverage. Shows smooth turning motion to run with athletic wideouts and good makeup speed." - Rob Rang, CBSSports.com