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Yet another 2nd round flop.   Hopefully Jackson and Jenkins break the streak that's been going since Rollins in 15. 

I get that he wants a better shot at earning PT, but he's getting poor advice from his agent.   I don't see the Packers caving to the demands as all he will net is a 6th or 7th.   It's better to have the shitty insurance policy on the sidelines.   All he has done is decrease his value once he hits FA.  

michiganjoe posted:

Not one of TT's better picks.

Hope the Packers enjoy the Cherry Coke he brings in trade.

The best hope for Jones is that another player (perhaps an UDFA) simply beats him out of a back up/ST's role and he's cut. He has next to no trade value.

A very poor TT pick and a kid who couldn't grasp the defensive playbook either. Looked lost way too often for such a high round pick.

For anyone bitching about all the moves including spending big bucks in FA that Gutenheimer has had to make, this is why.

A lot of "clean up on aisle 6" he's had to do. And unfortunately, he's not done yet.  

Jones is a tweener that didn't fit either safety or a rover-type player. Too slow and more prone to gambling than reading plays at safety; too light and too slow to play the rover, as well as being hurt by his propensity to guess where the ball was going rather than being able to read the play. And sometimes if he guessed correctly, he just didn't make the play. 

Fandame posted:

Jones is a tweener that didn't fit either safety or a rover-type player. Too slow and more prone to gambling than reading plays at safety; too light and too slow to play the rover, as well as being hurt by his propensity to guess where the ball was going rather than being able to read the play. And sometimes if he guessed correctly, he just didn't make the play. 

He's actually really quick...except in the mind.

Not sure if they don't think he can play LB effectively or he just didn't want to? Pettine's defense is heavily reliant on Safeties and ILBs playing smart, savvy football...I think that's where Jones seems to struggle. He's aggressive and instinctive, but he's too often either out of position or guessing poorly. I wasn't going to be surprised if he was a training camp casualty anyway, probably a candidate to get shipped somewhere for a conditional late to mid round pick. 

Goalline posted:
Fandame posted:

Jones is a tweener that didn't fit either safety or a rover-type player. Too slow and more prone to gambling than reading plays at safety; too light and too slow to play the rover, as well as being hurt by his propensity to guess where the ball was going rather than being able to read the play. And sometimes if he guessed correctly, he just didn't make the play. 

He's actually really quick...except in the mind.

He's also actually not light either for any kind of S role and one of the reasons he was being used as a nickel/LB.  He was a 4.4, 37.5" 6'-2 210# prospect that liked to gamble and be aggressive but hasn't translated to the nfl yet..

Darnell Savage Jr. was the only rookie who worked among the starters consistently during today's OTA practice. It was Savage and Adrian Amos at safety, "He's a smart guy," coach Matt LaFleur said of the 21st overall pick. "We're really excited about him. Again, it's still early, but he showed some good stuff in the rookie minicamp. We'll take it day by day and see where it ends up."

 Rob Demovsky, ESPN Staff Writer
Grave Digger posted:

Not sure if they don't think he can play LB effectively or he just didn't want to? Pettine's defense is heavily reliant on Safeties and ILBs playing smart, savvy football...I think that's where Jones seems to struggle. He's aggressive and instinctive, but he's too often either out of position or guessing poorly. I wasn't going to be surprised if he was a training camp casualty anyway, probably a candidate to get shipped somewhere for a conditional late to mid round pick. 

Smart is the key word here .....a word never to be used in the same sentence as Jones