Home Breaking News NUC Draft Guru Prospect Analysis- Sidney Jones | Cornerback | Washington | 6’0” |181 lbs
NUC Draft Guru Prospect Analysis- Sidney Jones | Cornerback | Washington  | 6’0” |181 lbs

NUC Draft Guru Prospect Analysis- Sidney Jones | Cornerback | Washington | 6’0” |181 lbs

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Sidney Jones

Cornerback, Washington

 6’0”, 181 lbs

Analysis By Nolan Fleming

Our ranking

Positional- 3 (CB)

To help put all of this into perspective

Instincts are something you can not teach a player, which is part of what makes Sidney’s game so special. Jones will not shy away from doing the “dirty” work to be successful, such as stopping the run and mercilessly jamming receivers at the line. His weaknesses are areas which can easily be coached, while his strengths make him an explosive prospect. In the past five years an average of 31.6 cornerbacks have been drafted per year. More specifically, an average of 3.8 have been drafted in the first round. This shows our ranking of Sidney Jones has him placed as a prospect who should be drafted at the back end of the first round.

His Strengths

Sidney Jones plays with outstanding physicality and aggressiveness. He uses those two traits to make an impact in the run game. Jones is an excellent tackler in the open field once he frees himself from blocks. He does a solid job in press coverage, while also showing the ability to bail off the line. Jones is constantly near the football and has tremendous ball skills which often leads to turnovers for his team.

Areas of Improvement

While Jones is outstanding tackler, he has shown an occasional difficulty getting off blocks. This is something he will need to work on, especially since he will be taking on bigger and stronger receivers in the NFL. While his aggressiveness is admirable, Jones does need to make sure he executes his assignment and does not lose contain on run plays and short passes.

Sidney Jones vs. Oregon (2016)

Sidney Jones vs. Colorado (2016)

Current NFL Comparison

Desmond Trufant (Drafted in Round 1, 2013)

Sidney Jones Film

Dave Schuman Coach Schuman is the heartbeat, energy and drive of the NUC; he’s also a sought-after football analyst and expert on high school and college games as well as the recruiting process. His years of coaching and recruiting experience make him highly knowledgeable and regarded among coaches both at the collegiate and professional levels, as well as sports media outlets. A former high school and collegiate football standout, Coach Schuman’s passion is football and providing an avenue for some of the country’s most talented high school football players to be featured is his life’s mission. A former High School First Team All-American, Coach Schuman earned a full football athletic scholarship at University of Connecticut (UConn) where he was a starting linebacker under head coach Skip Holtz. He earned three letters and was second on the team in tackles as a senior. A success on and off the field, Coach Schuman was a Dean’s List student-athlete who earned both a Bachelors and Master’s degrees at UConn. After graduation, he worked as a strategic business analyst for a top technology solutions company. He later moved to New York City to become Senior Vice President for an internet strategy and web development company. While, Coach Schuman was enjoying well-deserved corporate success, his passion for football never wavered.

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