ProFootballTalk.com wrote:Word straight out of the Virginia Tech Pro Day is that running back Kevin Jones has had a disappointing showing.
Running on a fast indoor surface, Jones was timed at over 4.5 seconds on both of his efforts. He ran it a third time, and again was over 4.5 (although some folks clocked it in the high 4.4s).
Jones, who at one time was regarded as a Heisman Trophy candidate and a top-ten pick, should fall to the bottom of the first round (and possibly farther) based on this development.
A year ago, Jones ran a 4.3. His father, boasted that Kevin had run in the 4.1 to 4.2 range during high school, said that a 4.3 wasn't acceptable.
We wonder what he's thinking about those 4.5s?
We're also hearing that Jones have now moved on to the three-cone drill, and that on his first two tries he knocked over a cone. Eventually, he completed the drill in the low 7.2s, and he ran the short shuttle in the 4.1s.
One person in attendance is describing the workout as "brutal." Another attendee overheard Jones' father screaming into a cell phone that sonny boy "s#%t the bed" and that "he s#@t himself" at the workout.
NFL.com wrote: Jones (6-1¼, 249) ran the 40s in 4.65 and 4.62. He had a 38½-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-11 long jump and did 23 strength reps. Jones was also timed at 4.13 in the short shuttle and 7.03 in the three-cone drill.
Wonder who is the better prospect now?...would you go with the stronger guy?...
Man, this is disappointing to me. I was high on him. Troubles me on predicting his success now. I see him as ether a steal in the draft or a bust at this point.
Looks like Greg Jones did better in just about everything - and is still recovering from his injury.
NFL.com wrote:Jones (6-1¼, 249) ran the 40s in 4.65 and 4.62. He had a 38½-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-11 long jump and did 23 strength reps. Jones was also timed at 4.13 in the short shuttle and 7.03 in the three-cone drill.
I'm happy about this. I've been praising Greg Jones for a while now, and even drafted him in an early draft league. Looks like he might be the second RB taken, now...
...However, I'm not a big fan of using combine times to judge a player. Kevin Jones looked great in college and I still think he has good potential in the NFL.
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VHawk15 wrote:Steven Jackson's numbers look good. He will definitely be the #1 back chosen.
I agree. I have been saying kevin would be the better of the two all along thanks to his speed i guess ill take that back now, if jones doesnt start going faster, he could drop significantly. Although, i still think the sleeper RB in the draft will be chris perry