Taiwan Jones, RB, Eastern Washington

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Taiwan Jones, RB, Eastern Washington

Postby OGDraft » Sun Mar 06, 2011 7:51 pm

Height: 6’0
Weight: 194
College: Eastern Washington
40 Time: 4.40
Class: Junior
Stock:
Projected: 3rd-4th Round

Stats

2010 – 221 rushes, 1742 yards, 7.9 avg, 14 TD’s, 24 catches, 342 yards, 3 TD’s
2009 – 162 rushes, 1213 yards, 7.5 avg, 15 TD’s, 40 catches, 561 yards, 4 TD’s

Overview:

Taiwan Jones is one of the top small school players in this years draft. His speed and quickness is simply amazing and he has the ability to turn any play into a touchdown. He’s very skinny though so he’ll have to bulk up which may take away from his speed. If he manages to stay healthy in the NFL, he’ll be a game breaker, but that’s a big IF. He reminds me of Jerious Norwood.

Scouting Report:

Positives

- Great athlete
- Productive
- Terrific burst
- Top end speed is very good, pulls away from defenders in the open field
- Very quick feet, can make quick cuts
- Has the ability to stop on a dime
- Runs low through the hole, keeping his pad level down
- Presents a small target in the open field, hard to get a clean shot at him
- Keeps his legs moving on contact
- Good receiver
- Has experience as a kick and punt returner
- Can turn any play into a TD
- Has a lot of potential

Negatives

- Very thin, legs are skinny
- Inexperienced, was a former CB
- Level of competition was low
- Upright running style, he’ll take a few shots in the NFL
- Bounces things outside too often
- Lacks the bulk right now to be an effective inside runner
- Holds the ball too far away from his body
- Is not asked to block a lot
- Has injury concerns
- Banged up throughout his career and broke his foot this year
- Will struggle to carry the load of a #1 back in the NFL
- May have character concerns

Skills:
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite


Speed: 5.0
Power: 2.5
Agility: 5.0
Vision: 3.0
Hands: 3.5
Blocking: 1.0
Pro Potential: 3.5
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