Elijah Jones
Elijah Jones  DB  Boston College | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Elijah Jones
Height
6-2
Weight
178
College
Boston College
Position
DB
Class
Senior
Home town
Harlem, NY
51.0/100
Player Rating
123
PositionRank (DB)
4.48
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
1
Interception YDS
38
Passes Defensed
7
Tackles
20
Sol tackles
19

Elijah Jones DB Boston College | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Elijah Jones DB Boston College
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #653 Position Rank: #123 (DB)
40 time: 4.48 seconds
Height: 6-2 Weight: 178
Date of Birth: 01/08/2000 Age: 22.8
Overall Rating: 51.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
66%
Run Defense:
47%
Coverage:
64%
Zone:
61%
Man/Press:
65%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #123
College Games: 41 College Snaps: 1832
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (86.14/100 )
Draft Profile: Bio
Elijah Jones attended Cardinal Hayes High School and was rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.861, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Jones opted to join Boston College.

In 2018 as a freshman Jones saw action in 4 games and played a total of 87 snaps at Cornerback for the Eagles. He recorded only 6 tackles, no assists, while adding 2 stops. In coverage Jones notched up 3 pass breakups, no interceptions, and a solid QB rating when targetted of 75.2.

As a sophomore in 2019 he played in 11 games and logged 365 snaps for the Eagles. He made 20 tackles, 2 assists, and had 5 stops. In coverage he totaled one pass breakup, no interceptions, and QB rating when targetted of 103.2.

In 2020 as a junior Jones played in 10 games and contributed on 447 snaps. He chalked up 31 tackles, 3 assists, and added 5 stops. In the secondary Jones forced 5 pass breakups, no interceptions, and gave up a decent QB rating when targetted of 83.6.

In 2021 as a senior Jones saw action in 12 games while playing 667 snaps. He logged 28 tackles, 3 assists, and made 7 stops. In coverage Jones had 4 pass breakups, no interceptions, and surrendered QB rating when targetted of 109.0.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Instinctive, adept at reading routes and anticipating throws, and strong in zone coverage.
  • He’s also very good in zone coverage, showing a great understanding of routes and the ability to close quickly.
  • Jones has the straight-line speed to recover. His ball skills are tremendous, with good hands and the potential to take it to the house any time Jones gets his hands on the ball.
  • Can get up on the line of scrimmage and deliver a solid punch early in routes, then use that quickness to shadow, or back off and close quickly when the ball comes out
  • Trusts his eyes with very good awareness. Has very good reaction skills to break quickly on the ball.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Tends to play conservatively and give too much cushion when playing off.
  • Needs to do a better job of wrapping up, both in run support and in tackling after the catch. Jones looks to deliver big hits but ends up slipping off too many tackles.
  • NFL teams are going to test him deep early on, and he’ll also be prone to flags since he’s grabby downfield.
  • Lacks elite speed to recover if beaten on double move. Ducks his head and swipes too often on open-field tackles.
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How other scouting services rate Elijah Jones (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
653.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
124.0