Brandon Jones - Texas

Height/Weight - 5'11/198

Age/Birthday - 22 Years Old, (April 2, 1998)

Combine Results - 40-, Vert-", Broad-"

Class - Senior

Conference - Big 12

NFL Draft Projection - Round 4-5

College Stats -

2019 - 64 (Solos)/22 (Assists)/4.5 (TFL)/1.0 (Sacks)/2(INT)/4(PD)

2018 - 48 (Solos)/22 (Assists)/5.5 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)/1(INT)/1(PD)

2017 - 51 (Solos)/10 (Assists)/4.0 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)/0(INT)/2(PD)

2016 - 1 (Solos)/4 (Assists)/0.0 (TFL)/0.0 (Sacks)/0(INT)/1(PD)

NFL Player ComparisonShawn Williams, Bradley McDougald

Current ADP -  (Rookie Drafts),  (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Short area agility & quickness to break on hot flashing throws is exceptional 

  • Profiles best in a hook n' curl & as a robber underneath in zone defense

  • Linear burst & down hill trigger are really nice & allow him to flash on the perimeter

  • He's got good straight line speed & is quite springy when looking to attack forward

  • Really like what he brings to the table as a potential nickel linebacker in sub packages

  • Got a really good tackle radius, and produce some busts as a finisher

  • Great nose for the ball when you let him free lance, especially on extended plays

  • When asked to mirror & shade tight to LOS size & wingspan become quite disruptive

  • Love the effort he puts forth as a blitzer or pursuit player to rally to the football.

  • Functional strength & pop through his hands is exceptional bullies blockers in the D gap

  • Addresses the ball quite well when you task him with undercutting throws

  • Should have a reasonable chance to hold up against TEs at the next level

  • Tackling & run support are exceptional, he is also a very smart defender

  • May be best on third down as a nickel LB to play over top of TEs & shade in zone

 

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Has issues staying attached to WR's in man coverage when working across the middle

  • Too often he can attempt to lay big the hit & fail to wrap up in the open field

  • Straight line athlete who doesn't bring same appeal when asked to hinge & flip his hips

  • His lack of deep range will hinder his ability to break & contest over the middle

  • Struggles with dynamic base to play & pivot, upside as a deep defender is modest

  • His lateral agility hinders his ability to be a true mismatch defender in the nickel