Naijee Jones
Naijee Jones  S  Kent State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Naijee Jones
Height
6-0
Weight
199
College
Kent State
Position
S
Class
Senior
Home town
Camden, NJ
52.4
Player Rating
117
PositionRank (DB)
4.59
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
Interception YDS
Passes Defensed
1
Tackles
18
Sol tackles
10

Naijee Jones S Kent State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Naijee Jones S Kent State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Man-Zone Slot/Nickel Safety
Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.59 seconds (41%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-0 (40%*) Weight: 199 (29%*)
Forty: 4.59 (O) (41%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Last Updated: 03/25/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.59 seconds (41%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-0 (40%*) Weight: 199 (29%*)
Forty: 4.59 (O) (41%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 52.4 / 100
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Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
78%
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QB Rating When targeted: 72.8
Tackling:
48%
Run Defense:
56%
Coverage:
65%
Zone:
61%
Man/Press:
61%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA
Overall Rank: #521 Position rank: #117
College Games: 18 College Snaps: 521
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 82.25 Stars 247 RATING: 82.25/100
Draft Profile: Bio
Naijee Jones attended Timber Creek High School and was Following high school, Jones opted to join Rutgers.

In 2019 as a freshman Jones saw action in 4 games and played a total of 36 snaps at safety for the Scarlet Knights. He recorded only 2 tackles, no assists, while adding no stops. In coverage Jones notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and an outstanding QB rating when targetted of .0.

As a sophomore in 2020 he played in 6 games and logged 248 snaps for the Scarlet Knights. He made 25 tackles, 4 assists, and had 5 stops. In coverage he totaled 2 pass breakups, one interception, and an outstanding QB rating when targetted of 37.5.

In 2021 as a junior Jones played in 4 games and contributed on 107 snaps. He chalked up only 3 tackles, one assist, and added 2 stops. In the secondary Jones forced one pass breakup, no interceptions, and gave up QB rating when targetted of 87.5.

After season's end Jones transferred to Kent State where as a senior for the Golden Flashes in 2022 Jones played in 4 games and took part in 130 snaps for the Golden Flashes. He logged 13 tackles, 4 assists, and made 8 stops. In coverage Jones had one pass breakup, no interceptions, and surrendered a QB rating when targetted of 71.9.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Very aggressive attacking receiver blocks and tackles like a safety.
  • Strong hands to make plays on the ball, effective blitzer who shows well-coached technique and awareness.
  • In the run game, he’s aggressive coming downhill and a sure tackler.
  • Does a good job getting his head around in time when playing with his back to the line of scrimmage. Has the ability to cover quickness underneath.
  • Instinctive, adept at reading routes and anticipating throws, and strong in zone coverage.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Has poor recognition skills when facing the action in zone coverage.
  • Willing but not threatening tackler. Doesn't have the quick-twitch reaction when Jones gears down to rebuild to top speed. More instinctive than explosive.
  • The majority of the time last season, he was able to physically overwhelm opposing receivers early in the down, a scenario that won’t play out as often against NFL receivers.
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.

How other scouting services rate Naijee Jones (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
546.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
138.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.