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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Jarrian Jones, DB, Florida State

Jarrian Jones is a quality defender in Florida State's secondary who displays good speed and fluid hips. Hula Bowl scout Lucas Perez breaks down Jones as an NFL Prospect in his report.
Jarrian Jones is a quality defender in Florida State’s secondary who displays good speed and fluid hips. Hula Bowl scout Lucas Perez breaks down Jones as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Jarrian Jones #7
School (Code)Florida State University (FLST)
DOB, Class Yr5/8/2001, RS SR 
Height, Weight6003 198
40 Yd Dash4.48
Position/DepthCB | Starter
Honors/CaptainshipFSU MIP (2022)
Season Viewed (yr)2023
Games Watchedvs LAST (Wk1), vs MABC (Wk3), vs SCCL (Wk4) 
Scout Name / DateLucas Perez, 9/26/2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

2022GP: 12, TOT TKLs: 13, INT: 1, PD: 5 
2021GP: 12, TOT TKLs: 22, INT 1, PD: 3
2020GP: 8, TOT TKLs 18, INT 0, PD 1
2019GP 8, TOT TKLs 12, INT 1, PD 2

Player Summary:

Jones is an RS SR from Magee, MS. He spent his freshman season playing at MSST before transferring to FLST. He was voted Most Improved Defensive Player by his teammates after the 2022 season. Has one INT returned for a TD through four weeks of the 2023 season. He is an experienced and versatile DB who aligns primarily as the slot CB for FLST but is also capable of playing on the outside as both the field and boundary corner. Very good size and length for the position. He has a well-built muscular frame with long arms and legs. He showcases very good athletic ability and movement skills as well as quick feet and above-average stop and start ability. Shows good top end speed and acceleration to turn and run with opposing wide receivers. In man coverage, he displays fluid hips and transitions smoothly out of his backpedal. He remains patient in coverage and allows routes to develop and he uses above-average recovery speed to make up ground on the receiver. He has great instincts and anticipation allowing him to read and react quickly to make plays on the ball. Burst and closing speed are very good. In zone coverage, he plays with good depth and shows a very good understanding of his coverage assignments with good football IQ. He rarely seems to be caught out of position. Plays with solid technique in press coverage with average physicality. Does a good job of staying in phase with receivers. Displays adequate ball skills. He is willing to help in run support but struggles to make solo tackles. Oftentimes he will drop his head and tackle low, allowing the ball carries to break free. Displays average play strength and shies away from contact at times. Overall, he has the physical tools and traits needed to be a contributor at the next level.

Scheme Fit:

Nickel CB in the NFL.

Power Statement:

Jones is an experienced and versatile CB with very good size and length as well as above average athleticism, speed, and football quickness. He must continue getting stronger and playing more physically. Possesses the skill set necessary for success in the NFL. 

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