Analysis (Andrew Mertig): Jones possesses a compact frame (5’9″ 208lbs), but runs physically between the tackles. On tape you will see him finishing runs through defenders and fighting for the extra yards. He has good burst to get through holes and good long speed. It is rare to see him get caught by defenders from behind.
Team Fit (Mike Wendlandt): Jones is a smaller back at only 5’9” but with his strength between the tackles, he has the chance to jump into a role as an early down change of pace from guys like Ty Montgomery and fellow Draftee Jamaal Williams. And he can also break one for the homerun if defenders don’t finish their tackles. He has a great chance to see the field if he bring what he showed on tape to Lambeau.
Player Comparison (Mike Wendlandt): With his build and running style, Jones reminds me a lot of Ray Rice on the field. Both guys were compact, physical runners who don’t go down on the first hit and can break a big run if they get in the open field.
Rank (Ross Uglem): Unranked. I was not looking for a smaller back, and TT has not historically taken short running backs. After the top 7 backs I focused on bigger guys.
PFF Draft Guide (Ross Uglem): PFF Elusive rating of 73.0. Christian McCaffery’s was 73.8.