Data Scout Notes: 2016: 12-27-16 - Announced Early Entry into 2017 Draft...NAC...2015: NAM...2014: NAC/NAM...2013: NAC/NAM...2012: NA
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Draft Scout *Josh Jones News
03/07/17 - NFL Combine Cliffhangers: Is Josh Jones for real? No, because NFL scouts already knew the NC State safety was a talented athlete. But for many fans, they are scrambling for more information after the 6-1, 220-pound safety ran 4.41 40-yard dash and posted a 37.5-inch vertical jump and an 11-feet-0 broad jump. A three-year starter, Jones started at strong safety his first two seasons in Raleigh before moving to free safety in 2016 where he spent most of his time in the boundary and saw his production skyrocket. He has the size, rangy athleticism and play strength that stands out on film, also lining up at cornerback and linebacker as the Wolfpack's version of Jalen Ramsey. Jones isn't on the same level as Ramsey as a football player, but he is in that mold with the developing football intelligence that translates well to the NFL game. In my combine preview, I listed Jones as one of the main players to watch because he "should be better known after the combine" and that is exactly what happened. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
12/28/16 - Redshirt junior free safety Josh Jones has decided to forego his final year of eligibility and enter his name into the 2017 NFL draft. The Wolfpack's leading tackler this season with 109 stops, Jones played strong safety as a freshman and sophomore. He tallied eight career interceptions, including one in last night's win over Vanderbilt in the Camping World Independence Bowl. "I came to NC State as a young boy and I'm leaving as a man," Jones said. "To all my coaches, strength coaches, support staff and trainers, I thank all of you for never giving up on me. To WPN, thanks for all the great memories in the Carter!" "We are proud of what Josh has accomplished during his career and wish him great success as he pursues his dream of playing in the NFL," said head coach Dave Doeren. - NC State Football