Ernest Jones
Linebacker from South Carolina 2021 Draft Profile
Ernest Jones
Height
6-2
Weight
230 lbs
College
South Carolina
Position
LB
Class
Junior
Home town
Waycross GA
71/100
Player Rating
29
PositionRank
4.74
FortyYD Time
Sacks
1
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
86
Sol tackles
42

Ernest Jones LB South Carolina Draft Profile

LosAngeles Rams Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 3 - Pick Number: 103 (LAR)
Strengths
  • Plays fast, flows with the action, showing smooth lateral agility and short-area burst. Has good instincts and awareness to quickly find the ball.
  • Quick to read run, showing good agility and speed to get past blockers and finish. Experienced in coverage and gets a strong jam on outside receivers.
  • Intelligent player who can play "MIKE" linebacker despite his lack of size because of his instincts and ability to find the ball in traffic.
  • A bit stiff but makes the clean open-field tackle. Good effort in pursuit.
  • Combines very good instincts with above-average reaction skills. Almost always finds the ball in traffic.
Weaknesses
  • Occasionally overruns plays due to aggressive nature. Hesitates when facing running back Blocks while rushing the passer.
  • Lacks elite quickness and change-of-direction ability to handle NFL slot receivers after initial contact.
  • Hits up high and misses more tackles than he should.
  • Does not blow up targets. Many inside tackles are catch-and-drags, which will be more difficult to make at the next level.
  • Inconsistent hustle. Only adequate change-of-direction ability. Also loses his balance too often in the open field. Lacks size to bull rush stronger tackles.

How other scouting services rate Ernest Jones (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
211.5
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
44.0