Elijah Jones
Elijah Jones  CB  Boston College | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Elijah Jones
Height
6-2
Weight
178
College
Boston College
Position
CB
Class
Senior
Home town
Harlem, NY
49.3
Player Rating
127
PositionRank (DB)
4.48
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
2
Interception YDS
38
Passes Defensed
13
Tackles
34
Sol tackles
32

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

Elijah Jones CB Boston College
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.48 seconds (57%*)
Overall Rank: #559 Position Rank: #127 (DB)
Height: 6-2 (94%*)
Weight: 178 (5%*)
Weight: 178 (5%*)
Hands: 9 (37%*)
Arm: 31 3/8 (48%*)
Arm: 31 3/8 (48%*)
Span: 76 3/8 (57%*)
Span: 76 3/8 (57%*)
Date of Birth: 01/08/2000 Age: 23.1
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.48 seconds (57%*)
Overall Rank: #559 Position Rank: #127 (DB)
Height: 6-2 (94%*) Weight: 178 (5%*)
Hands: 9 (37%*) Arm: 31 3/8 (48%*)
Span: 76 3/8 (57%*)
Age: 23.1 DOB: 01/08/2000
*Percentile calculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 49.3 / 100
Stock Down
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 92.3
Tackling:
53%
Run Defense:
44%
Coverage:
64%
Zone:
59%
Man/Press:
66%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #127
College Games: 48 College Snaps: 2194
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 77/100
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 86.14 Stars 247 RATING: 86.14/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
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 just 6 tackles, no assists, while adding 2 stops. In coverage Jones notched up 3 pass breakups, no interceptions, and a decent 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.

In 2022 as a fifth year senior Jones saw action in 11 games while playing 628 snaps. He logged 35 tackles, 2 assists, and made 9 stops. In coverage Jones had 11 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and surrendered a decent QB rating when targetted of 86.7.
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.

Elijah Jones percentiles vs other Cornerback's (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Elijah Jones (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
559.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
151.0