Height: 6-2.5
Weight: 245
40: 4.88
Year: 4Sr

Taiwan Jones

School: Michigan State
Position: ILB
Bio: Two-year starter awarded All-conference honors since his junior season. Totaled 60 tackles and 12.5 tackles for loss as a senior when he lined up at middle linebacker. Posted 67 tackles at strong side linebacker as a junior.
Positive: Explosive three down linebacker who makes plays against the run and pass. Plays with balance, rarely knocked off his feet and fast both laterally and in a straight line. Plays with a great deal of quickness and explosion. Breaks through blocks to get behind the line of scrimmage and is constantly flying around the action. Tough but also smart and does a nice job anticipating the action. Flows well to the action, strings plays out laterally and wraps up tackling. Gets depth on pass drops, shows tremendous range and covers a lot of ground. Quick to locate the ball. Makes the defensive calls for Michigan State and is known as a leader.
Negative: Takes too many steps to the action. Never had great production in college. Lacks classic linebacker height. Ran poorly at the combine.
Analysis: Though not garnering the headlines of his teammates, Jones has been a steady playmaker the past two years. He's a three-down defender who can play multiple linebacker positions in a variety of schemes and comes with the ability to quickly break into a starting lineup at the next level.

Updated 4/28
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