Scouting the draft: Arkansas State S Don Jones

Name: Don Jones, S, Arkansas State

Overview: You can’t teach speed. That’s how Don Jones, a strong safety for the Arkansas State Red Wolves and junior college transfer, has drawn interest around the NFL, including from the Patriots. The Baltimore Sun reported that he conducted a private workout for the Patriots recently. At the Arkansas State pro day, he ran a 4.42 and 4.40 40-yard dash, according to He also recorded a remarkable 42-inch vertical jump, which has skyrocketed his draft stock. While he was estimated as a third- or fourth-round pick originally, that has more than likely changed. For his senior season, he recorded an unofficial 72 tackles with one interception and two passes defensed.


Height: 5-11
Weight: 191

Workout results
40-yard dash: 4.40
Bench: 17
Broad jump: 10’07”
20-yard shuttle: 4.48
3-cone drill: 7.19

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