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Top 10 UDFA?


Shamelessly stolen from NFP Article one Chicago Bear UDFA signee made the list after the jump

CB Ryan Jones, Northwest Missouri State: Chicago Bears
A tall, well-built cornerback who possesses a strong-looking frame and good overall size. Showcases a willingness to attack the ball carrier in the run game and has some strength on contact. Doesn't take the most consistent of angles and too often shoots with his head down, but has the strength and willingness to mature in that area.

Is a gifted athlete for the position as well. Possesses good straight-line speed and initial burst when asked to click and close and exhibits good fluidity in the hips as well. Has the ability to cleanly open up when asked to turn and run and consistently is able to snap his head around and find the football. Exhibits good ball skills, locates the throw quickly, has good body control and knows how to create turnovers in the pass game. Has been very productive in that area ever since his freshman year. However, is a better athlete than corner at this stage. Is raw off the line in press, doesn't consistently do a great job moving his feet and getting his hands on defenders and too often gets overextended with his footwork and will open up the inside gate giving up separation. Also, looks more comfortable in his drop off coverage where he does a better job sitting into his stance and keeping his footwork compact and feet under him. But consistently gets upright when asked to redirect, which really takes away from his balance and ability to quickly close on the football. Exhibits good make-up speed, but needs to learn to transition lower at the next level.

Impression: A tall, strong, good-looking athlete with all the tools, just needs to learn to play the cornerback position. Plays in both man and zone at the college game and his range, ball skills, size and fluidity makes me think he can play in any scheme, just needs to learn to tighten up his footwork and learn to play lower. A nice developmental later- round cornerback prospect.

 

I added the bold for emphasis.

<em>This FanPost was written by a Windy City Gridiron member, and does not necessarily reflect the ideas or opinions of its staff or community.</em>

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