100 in 100: Reshad Jones (51 of 100)

Reshad Jones is a player that will be drafted in the mid rounds but has the potential to play at 1st or 2nd Round status. He was not the most consistent player and that's what has held him back the most. Jones was a hard-hitting, ball-hawking Strong Safety while at University of Georgia.

His first year with the Bulldogs he was red-shirted and did not see any action. But in 2007, Jones would officially begin his career in NCAA Football. As a Sophomore Jones managed to establish himself as a hard nosed run-stopping Safety; add 2 Interceptions to that equation and the Bulldogs knew they had something to work with in Jones. 2008, Jones' Junior year, he was even better and played on a stacked roster with the likes of players like Matthew Stafford, Knowshon Moreno, Geno Atkins, Rennie Curran, etc. He was one of the leading tacklers on the team that year and came up with 5 Interceptions. There was alot of buzz surrounding the Georgia Junior and if he would enter the NFL Draft but he decided to stay for his Senior year. Staying for a Senior year may have not been the best move for Jones as his number fell off the charts a bit. Coming in to the 2009 season, alot of scouts had their eyes fixed on the Senior Strong Safety but his streaky play lost their attention some. Jones will still have plenty off opportunity but will his work ethic meet up with that opportunity at the next level? Time will tell on that.

Below, we'll look at Jones' highlights, stats, and a projection at the bottom of the page.

 

In this video, you will see just how effective Jones can be in terrifying Wide Outs as well as his natural instinct to zero in on the ball. The potential is obviously there, but will it translate and materialize at the next level?

 

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 2007 Most Improved Defensive Back
  • 2007 Lloyd Thompson IV Scholarship
  • 2007 All-Sophomore Second-Team
  • 2008 Second-Team All-SEC
  • 2009 First-Team All-SEC

CAREER STATS:

Stats Overview Tackles Misc Interceptions
YEAR TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
2007 57 40 17 0 0 0 0 0 2 53 26.5 32 0 0
2008 76 45 31 0 0 0 0 0 5 32 6.4 29 0 0
2009 61 34 27 0 0 0 1 0 4 89 22.3 59 0 0
2009 Regular Season Game Log Tackles Misc Interceptions
DATE OPP RESULT   TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
9/5 @Oklahoma State L 24-10 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
9/12 South Carolina W 41-37 9 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
9/19 @Arkansas W 52-41 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2
9/26 Arizona State W 20-17 5 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 1
10/3 LSU L 20-13 10 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
10/10 @Tennessee L 45-19 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
10/17 @Vanderbilt W 34-10 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 9.0 9 0 0
10/31 @Florida L 41-17 Did Not Play or did not accumulate any stats.
11/7 Tennessee Tech W 38-0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
11/14 Auburn W 31-24 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 21 21.0 21 0 0
11/21 Kentucky L 34-27 8 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
11/28 @Georgia Tech W 30-24 7 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 1
2009 Postseason Game Log Tackles Misc Interceptions
BOWL OPP RESULT   TOT SOLO AST SACK STF STFY FF BK INT YDS AVG LNG TD PD
AdvoCare V100 INDEPENDENCE BOWL Texas A&M W 44-20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 59 59.0 59 0 1

 

SUMMARY AND PROJECTION:

Jones is another one of those players that will be hard to gauge where he will be drafted. My thoughts are that he will be a late 3rd Rounder to 4th Rounder. He has enough upside that I don't think that he falls in to the 5th but there is always a chance of anything in the NFL Draft. Reshad Jones measurables at the NFL Scouting Combine were 6'1" 214 LBS. He was a top performer in the Bench Press and Vertical Jump.

Possibilities -- 3rd Round; Picks 75-95, 4th Round; Picks 96-127.

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