Ernest Jones 2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Name: Ernest Jones Position: Linebacker College: South Carolina Height: 6’ 1 ½” Weight: 230 lbs Overall Rank: No. 66 overall Position Rank: LB6 Strengths: Ernest Jones leaves the Gamecock program as the leading tackler over the last two seasons. He plays the game downhill and with a throwback style that shows up on gamedays. He’s got a bulldog attitude, fighting inside the box with tenacity and hustle throughout the play. Between the tackles, Jones has good overall patience and vision, with the ability to stack and fit versus gap schemes as a middle-of-the-field plugger. He plays with good overall flexion and mobility in his lower half joints, allowing him to scrape with good balance and block destruct with force and efficiency combined. Jones plays with instincts and competitive toughness that allows him to routinely be around the ball as a run defender. He isn’t afraid to stick his nose into traffic and eat a few blocks to allow others to make the play. On Day 1, he’ll be a standout special teamer that can play either position inside for a 3-4 defense.

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