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Prospect Profile: Washington CB Sidney Jones

Sidney Jones

Cornerback| Washington| Junior

Height:6-foot-0*|Weight: *186 pounds

College Stats

2016: Started all 14 games; 39 tackles (27 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, six pass breakups, three interceptions; Second-Team All-America (*Sports Illustrated, *Football Writers)

Career:Started 39 of 40 games; 145 tackles (105 solo), 8.5 tackles for loss, 21 pass breakups, nine interceptions (one returned for a score); First-Team All-Pac-12 (2015 and 2016)

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 4.47 seconds

Bench press: did not participate

Broad jump:  10 feet, 3 inches

Vertical jump: 33.5 inches

3-cone drill: 7.02 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.28 seconds

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Summary:Jones quickly cracked the starting lineup, opening 12 of 13 games as a true freshman and garnering selection as the school's "Most Outstanding Freshman" in 2014. He recorded 61 tackles (48 solo) 2.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions that season and followed up with four interceptions, including a "Pick 6" in 2015 when he also led the Pac-12 with 10 pass breakups. Jones helped Washington rise through the ranks and make the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, which also served as a College Football Playoff semifinal game.

In a draft bio on, Jones was compared to friend and former Huskies teammate Marcus Peters, who was selected by Kansas City with the 18th pick in 2015. Peters tied for the league lead with eight interceptions as a rookie.

Unfortunately for Jones, his own quick rise, suffered a setback on March 11 when he suffered a leg injury at the University of Washington's Pro Day. Jones was participating in defensive back drills when he fell to the turf and grabbed his left leg.

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Jones as his top cornerback before the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. The injury that Jones suffered prompted Mayock to move Jones to a list of "special exceptions." Counterpart Bucky Brooks listed Jones at third among the position group in this year's class.

Former scout Daniel Jeremiah ranked Jones at 14th overall in a list of the top 50 prospects but moved him out of the top 50 after the injury.

DB mentality:Jones expressed self-confidence about his ability during interviews with media members at the combine, saying he can offer "instincts, ball skills and great football IQ" in addition to being a team player.

Asked how he is able to stay relaxed on the field, Jones said, "Never panicked, never shook, that's just my personality."

"I feel like it flows onto the football field, being just a calm person and just staying relaxed in all situations," Jones added. "I don't care if somebody beats you, you come back and make a play and help your team for what you gave up if you ever gave up anything. And just stay calm throughout the whole game but play with an intense swagger."

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