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
125
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

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.59 seconds (41%*)
Overall Rank: #548 Position Rank: #125 (DB)
Height: 6-0 (37%*)
Weight: 199 (20%*)
Weight: 199 (20%*)
*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: 4.59 seconds (41%*)
Overall Rank: #548 Position Rank: #125 (DB)
Height: 6-0 (37%*) Weight: 199 (20%*)
*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: 52.4 / 100
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Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 72.8
Tackling:
48%
Run Defense:
56%
Coverage:
65%
Zone:
61%
Man/Press:
61%
DRAFT PROJECTION: UDFA Position rank: #125
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 rated a 3-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.823, going unranked by ESPN. 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 just 2 tackles, no assists, while adding no stops. In coverage Jones notched up no pass breakups, no interceptions, and an elite 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 elite 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 a solid 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 very good 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.
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How other scouting services rate Naijee Jones (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
548.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
149.0