In the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers selected safety Colin Jones out of TCU. He was a generally a bit of a "Huh?" pick as even nfl.com did not have any sort of analysis on him in their draft tracker. I did some poking around and it seemed like the best I could initially come up with was he was a fast guy. Fortunately though, I've been able to come across some scouting info.
Somebody posted this info in a comment but I can't find it, but thankfully Jeremy Mauss from MWC Connection had a link to the same info. There were some folks in attendance at TCU's Pro Day on March 15, with Andy Dalton being the guy most folks wanted to see. After all, he was the big name of the day. Of course, as often happens, another player may have stolen the show. In this case, it was one of our newest 49ers, Colin Jones.
QB Andy Dalton was the star of the show Friday at Texas Christian University's pro day, but another player who was a hot topic of conversation after the workout in front of representatives from 26 teams was defensive back Colin Jones. Jones, who was second-team All-Mountain West last season, was very good in everything he did Friday, impressing with 4.34 and 4.38 times in the 40-yard dash, a 37-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-4 inch broad jump. I would describe Jones, who didn't play much before his senior season only starting five games in 2009, as a late bloomer. He reminds me some of Cliff Harris, who went to six Pro Bowls after we signed him with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 1970. Jones really came out of the blue with his performance. He's a very good special teams player, and after today, I could see him getting drafted, probably in the late rounds. Jones (5-11 ½, 201) - He ran 4.34 and 4.38 in the 40, with a vertical of 37, a 10-4 broad jump, a 4.09 short shuttle and a 6.69 in the three-cone drill. Jones did 20 bench bench reps of 225 pounds. He was not at the combine. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
I know it is hard to compare different players and different positions, but Dwight Clark actually was just a practice body for a Clemson quarterback working out for Bill Walsh, and look how that turned out. Head after the video to check out video of Jones' 40-yard dash.