Greg Jones scouting report

Greg Jones ILB Michigan State
Ht: 6’0″

Wt: 240

Strengths:
A four-year starter. Experience at inside and strong-side linebacker. A hard hitter and a fairly reliable tackler. Does a nice job getting into the backfield (46.5 career tackles for loss). A good all-around athlete. Has all the raw skills necessary to develop into a star. Shows flashes of dominance.
Weaknesses:
Inconsistent. Never fully lived up to expectations. After an impressive freshman year he failed to make significant improvements over the course of his career. Overaggressive; will bite on play fakes and get caught out of position. Seems to be too focused on getting into the backfield at all times; needs to learn the patience to let the plays develop before choosing a direction and going full speed – especially if he’s going to play inside at the next level.
Comments:
Jones has 1st-round ability, but his lack of development is concerning. If something clicks for him in the NFL, he’ll become a star but he also has a high bust factor. He’ll need to become a more patient defender, otherwise he’ll be nothing more than a guy who teases you with flashes of greatness but in reality is more often a liability.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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