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Greg Jones

Greg Jones
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Inside Linebacker

Michigan State


College Position: Inside Linebacker
School: Michigan State
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-1
Weight: 240
Birthdate: 10-05-1988
Draft Projection: Second
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Inside Linebacker (2)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the New York Giants in the 6th round with the #20 pick.
Two time All-American who makes up for limited physical skills with excellent instincts and playmaking ability.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Instinctive middle linebacker
  • Tackling machine who is always around the football (106 tackles in 2010)
  • Diagnoses plays quickly and makes plays down the line
  • Displays leadership skills - steps up in key situations
  • Excellent awareness and anticipation
  • Underrated pass rusher (9 sacks as a junior)
  • Displays a good burst and pursuit skills
  • Times blitzes well
  • Gets downhill quickly
  • Has bulked up his senior year to answer size concerns
  • Experienced 4 year starter
  

Weaknesses

  • Average speed and lateral agility
  • Not a natural in coverage - struggles to run with backs and tight ends
  • Tends to run around blocks rather than shed them
  • Needs to get stronger

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: NFC East Grades - May 12 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: 10 Day Three Players To Watch - Apr 29 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Inside Linebacker - Apr 22 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: All Underrated Team - Defense - Feb 16 (Fran Duffy)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Winners and Losers and Game Evaluation (Doug Lancy) - Jan 29 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Recapping the Weeks Top Stories Includes Stock Up/Down (Chris Maier) - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Three - Jan 26 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Two - Jan 25 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day One - Jan 24 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
A Draftniks Guide to the Bowl Games: Week 3 (Jan 1 - 9) - Dec 31 (Doug Lancy)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Early Season Edition - Oct 13 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Season Edition - Aug 7 (Dan Wernery)
2009-10 Bowl Game Preview: Alamo Bowl - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
Feeling a Draft: Sam Bradford at a Crossroads - Oct 20 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results


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