Scouting Report on Marshall Jonesby Mike Farrell - 06/19/2006
Jones is a tremendous athlete with track speed and a good frame. His best position in college will likely be at safety because he reads the play well, closes fast and has the speed to turn and run with most wideouts. Jones changes direction well and runs down plays. He shows quick reaction time and is a sure tackle, often side-stepping bigger blockers to dive at a runnerâ€™s legs. His ball skills are very good and heâ€™s dangerous whenever he has the ball in his hands. He could also play offense in college as a speed receiver. Jones works on his defensive game in practice against the countryâ€™s best quarterback, teammate Jimmy Clausen.
Mike Farrell is a recruiting analyst for Rivals.com.