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Post Reshad Jones SS- 5th round pick
Just got our safety! :yay:

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OVERALL FOOTBALL TRAITS:

Production 2
2006: Redshirted.
2007: (13/2) 57 tackles, 3 TFL, 3 PBU, 2 INT.
2008: (13/12) 76 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 3 PBU, 5 INT, 1 FR; 2 PR, 38 yards (19.0 avg.); Secondteam All-SEC.
2009: (13/13) 73 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 7 PBU, 4 INT, 1 FF.

Height-Weight-Speed 2
Prototypical height, good bulk and good top-end speed.

Durability 2
2009: Injures hamstring in summer but durability is not a concern at this point.

Intangibles 2
2009: Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for summer semester. 2008: Named the Most Improved Defensive Back at the end of spring. 2007: Named Most Improved Defensive Back at end of spring.



SAFETY SPECIFIC TRAITS:

Instincts/Mental Toughness 4
Vocal and can be seen communicating with teammates before and after plays. Took a lot of heat for missing tackle on Georgia Tech RB Roddy Jones' game-winning touchdown in 2008 and turned the adversity into motivation. Doesn't appear to dwell on mistakes but too aggressive at times. Takes chances to make big play and struggles to recover when gamble doesn't pay off. Can bite on play fakes. Inconsistent effort. (See Texas A&M RB Christine Michael's 3rd QTR TD run in Independence Bowl.)

Run Support 2
Plays with an edge and flies downhill when reads run. Big hitter. Willing to throw body around and undercut legs of bigger ball carriers. Flashes the ability to shed bocks quickly and big enough to line up in the box. Good balance and can fight off cut blocks. Generally wraps up on contact but somewhat inconsistent in this area and can get caught trying to deliver the big hit instead of wrapping up.

Fluidity 4
Lacks ideal agility as a safety in deep coverage. A bit stiff in space and doesn't show great burst coming out of breaks. Has some experience lining up over slot receivers but would struggle if asked to consistently match up with NFL slot receivers in man coverage. Inconsistent footwork and can get caught flat footed.

Closing Burst 3
Adequate recovery speed. Closes quickly (for his size) when attacking the line of scrimmage but takes too long to transition out of backpedal. Explodes into ball carrier/receivers and can jar the ball loose.

Ball Skills 3
Times jumps well and can highpoint the ball. Tracks the deep ball well and uses long arms to get hand on the ball when caught in trail position. Flashes the ability to snatch the ball out of the air but drops too many passes should catch. (See 3rd QTR of Independence Bowl and 2nd QTR of 2009 Oklahoma State game)

1 = Exceptional
2 = Above average
3 = Average
4 = Below average
5 = Marginal


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There are concerns about Jones' instincts and overall aggressiveness in coverage. However, he could be one of the steals of this draft. He has prototypical size and speed. He is willing to step up in run support and is becoming a playmaker in coverage.

NFL.COM
The Dolphins continue to upgrade their secondary. This kid had 11 career INTs. He's an explosive hitter with good ball skills. One concern is that he misses too many tackles looking for the big hit. Needs to improve his instincts in the deep half of the field. link

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Leave it to Bill Parcells to find a Round 2-3 prospect at a position of need in the fifth round. (Pick Grade: A)


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I guess they moved up again....

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YEAH BABY!!! Got one right on my mock...

Aright!! He's one heck of a hitter. I like Jones lot.

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Post Re: Reshad Jones- 5th round pick
Anybody know what we gave up to get the pick?


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I like this pick a lot and I had Miami taking Reshad in the 3rd round. To get him in the 5th round is great value. 11 career interceptions and a hellacious hitter.

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Post Re: Reshad Jones SS- 5th round pick
I don't see us picking in the 6 any more on nfl.com draft tracker....

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Read & React: A bit inconsistent in this area, as he's aggressive to come up in run support. Can be tricked by good play-action, though he shows the change-of-direction agility and straight-line speed to recover. Rarely out of position, even if fooled initially. Ballhawk who keeps his eyes trained on the quarterback and has the burst to close on underneath routes.

Man Coverage: A bit high-cut and lacks the foot quickness and loose hips to come down and cover NFL receivers out of the slot, but has good straight-line speed and fair change-of-direction ability for centerfield. Fluid athlete that competes for the ball.

Zone Coverage: Typically a good zone coverage defender, but follows the quarterback's eyes and will drift out of position at times. Changes direction pretty well for a defender of his size and closes quickly on the ball. Has good range to get to the sideline from the opposite hash. Intimidating hitter who protects the middle of the field. Significantly improved his angles in pursuit in 2009.

Closing/Recovery: Even with his size, this ranks as one of Jones' better traits. Has a second gear to recover when trailing deep. Good leaping ability. Explosive vertical with good height, long arms and good hand-eye coordination to make the interception. Can plant his foot in the ground and drive downhill to close on underneath routes. Believes the ball is his and competes hard for the interception. Will sneak his hands between the receiver's to knock the ball away in an attempt to tip it to himself.

Run Support: Improved significantly in this area in 2009, but remains a bit of a work in progress. Reacts aggressively to the run, exploding upfield through the trash to close on the ballcarrier at or near the line of scrimmage. Crashes in a bit out of control and elusive backs with vision can see him coming. Turns quickly and pursues hard when he misses tackles. Takes good angles in pursuit and can track down the faster ballcarrier.

Tackling: Too inconsistent in this area, considering his athleticism, size and strength. Flashes the ability to be textbook hit-lift-drive tackler capable of the eye-popping hit. Likes to lower his shoulder to make big hit and sometimes fails to wrap up. Typically supplies such an explosive collision that ballcarriers aren't able to maintain their feet, but could see some slipped tackles in the NFL. Good strength for the pull-down tackle.

Intangibles: Good toughness and durability. After redshirting in 2006, played in every game in his college career. Characterized as immature and inconsistent early in his career, but developed into a team leader and one of the steadier players on a defense that underachieved in 2009.

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Yeah, we traded our last sixth round pick... and I think we gave one of our sevenths...


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Post Re: Reshad Jones SS- 5th round pick
That was one of the worst kept secrets leading up to the draft;)

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Post Re: Reshad Jones SS- 5th round pick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R1Ryqw3k5Y

This guy looks like a playmaker..why did he drop down to the 5th round?

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Some had him going as high as the third round... *shrug*


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Post Re: Reshad Jones SS- 5th round pick
fonzy wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R1Ryqw3k5Y

This guy looks like a playmaker..why did he drop down to the 5th round?


Good players drop sometimes, it happens. All I know is he is a great value pick in the bottom portion of the 5th round for Miami.

Some people are questioning whether he can make the move to FS, but you look at his ball skills and 11 career interceptions, I think he can make the move and fit in nicely at FS.

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Post Re: Reshad Jones SS- 5th round pick
This is a big relief, glad to see us grab such a talented safety this late in the draft. He should come in and compete from day 1.


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new safety could be one of the steals of the draft. oh boy lets hope.

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Post Re: Reshad Jones SS- 5th round pick
Looks good... Got some nice size, great hands and hits like a mac truck....

I am thinking there are a few more of these guys that will linger onto our roster by the middle of the week...

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YEAH BABY!!! Got one right on my mock...

Aright!! He's one heck of a hitter. I like Jones lot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXbnf_M84S8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kP5nmyNSgk


I love this pick, I had him in the 3rd on my mock this year too. I'm not sure whether he's going to compete at the FS position, or if we have plans for him to backup Bell. But I'll tell you what, this kid will lace em up and play. I think he's going to be a good addition to our secondary.
One more Georgia boy needs to come to our team and I'll have two picks right. Jeff Owens is still on the board I think.


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Phins Rock wrote:
YEAH BABY!!! Got one right on my mock...

Aright!! He's one heck of a hitter. I like Jones lot.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXbnf_M84S8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kP5nmyNSgk


I love this pick, I had him in the 3rd on my mock this year too. I'm not sure whether he's going to compete at the FS position, or if we have plans for him to backup Bell. But I'll tell you what, this kid will lace em up and play. I think he's going to be a good addition to our secondary.
One more Georgia boy needs to come to our team and I'll have two picks right. Jeff Owens is still on the board I think.


how about this interception?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZOYy4a4 ... re=related

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Post Re: Reshad Jones SS- 5th round pick
Looks like a heck of a safety to me and what a GREAT value getting this guy in the 5th round. No question this guy and athletic ability will get a chance to see the field this season and compete for a starting job. Big hitter with great hands.


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• Georgia safety Reshad Jones: Most analysts had him going higher than Round 5. ``Could be one of the steals in the draft,'' ESPN said.

Mayock's take: ``Explosive hitter; good ball skills. My concern is he misses too many tackles looking for the big hit. I don't trust his instincts in the deep half of the field.'' Pro Football Weekly calls him a ``talented, enigmatic safety whose freelancing and head-hunting can be detrimental to a defense.'' But ``considerable potential.''

Miami still might add a veteran free safety, though Ireland said Friday he is ``very comfortable with Tyrone Culver and Chris Clemons.'' Jones (11 career interceptions) should challenge both of them; he can play either safety spot. Ireland said, "He's probably going to line up as a free safety first. I feel great about the position right now."



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Or that Jones, the Dolphins' second fifth-rounder after a draft-day trade with the Redskins, would be in the mix for the starting job at free safety, where he will compete with holdovers Tyrone Culver and Chris Clemons.


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RT @EthanJSkolnick: Jeff Ireland on moving a CB to safety: "I wouldn't bet on it." talked up Chris Clemons.


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Wow. I definitely see why they label him as having considerable potential.

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Post Re: Reshad Jones SS- 5th round pick
wow this kid looks like a pretty good pick up.very hard hitter & seems to have sum pretty good hands as well :yay:


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This just wasn't very nice...

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