Patriots select Jack Jones in 2022 NFL Draft: Scouting report, things to know about New England’s newest CB – ZellaNews

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The New England Patriots are doubling down in the secondary. With the 121st decide in the 2022 NFL Draft, Bill Belichick’s membership has chosen Arizona State cornerback Jack Jones. This is the second consecutive decide that the Patriots have taken a cornerback after they chose Marcus Jones out of Houston in the third spherical to wrap up Day 2 on Friday evening. 

Jones started his faculty profession at USC, however left this system after two seasons and spent a yr in JUCO at Moorpark College. He then transferred to Arizona State in 2019. Last season for the Sun Devils, he broke up six passes and had three interceptions, whereas forcing three fumbles. He additionally completed with 41 complete tackles. 

Things to know

Older prospect: Similar to New England’s first-spherical decide Cole Strange, Jones is an older prospect. He will enter the 2022 season as a 24-yr-outdated. 

Off-field points: Jones does have some off-the-discipline considerations in his background as he makes this step into the NFL. Among them was a responsible plea to a second-diploma misdemeanor cost of business housebreaking in October of 2018, stemming from Jones breaking right into a Panda Express with two others. He served 45 days of home arrest with three years of casual probation for the offense. 

Possible steal? Shrine Bowl director of soccer operations and participant personnel Eric Galko calls New England’s choice of Jones a steal. He famous that Jones is among the greatest pure man cowl corners in this draft. If he lives up to that evaluation, he ought to assist a Patriots secondary that’s nonetheless reeling from the lack of J.C. Jackson in free company. 

Scouting report

Rating: 74.83 (Chance to begin)

Pro Comparison: Ambry Thomas

Strengths: Super-experienced, former prime recruit with nice mirroring expertise. Had loads of ball manufacturing in faculty. Twitch is there.

Weaknesses: Tiny body with severely missing size. Didn’t take a look at significantly nicely. A tweener in that he has nickel cornerback measurement however performed on the perimeter and is not quick sufficient to cope with exterior receivers. Misses a good quantity of tackles.


  • 2021: Three interceptions (T-first amongst Pac-12 corners)
  • 2021: ASU’s highest-graded defender per PFF (79.4)


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