Deion Jones

Deion Jones

Deion Jones (No. 45) after intercepting a pass in training camp

Jones (No. 45) in 2016
No. 45Atlanta Falcons
Position: Middle linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1994-11-04) November 4, 1994
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school: New Orleans (LA) Jesuit
College: LSU
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 2 / Pick: 52
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 10, 2016
Total tackles: 64
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Pass deflections: 5
Interceptions: 2
Defensive touchdowns: 1
Player stats at

Deion "Debo" Jones (born November 4, 1994) is an American football linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Louisiana State University (LSU).

Early years

Jones attended Jesuit High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a senior he had 179 tackles, eight sacks and three interceptions. He was rated by as a three-star recruit.[1] Jones originally committed to the University of Nebraska to play college football but changed to Louisiana State University.[2]

College career

Jones was a backup his first three years at LSU, appearing in 39 games with one start.[3] As a senior in 2015, he became a starter for the first time.[4] He was a finalist for the Butkus Award.[5]

Professional career


In early March 2016 Jones was predicted to be second round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.[6] At LSU's pro day Jones had a good day, improving his results in physical drills from the NFL Scouting Combine which had taken place a few weeks earlier.[7]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1 in 222 lb32 38 in9 14 in 4.38 s 1.52 s 2.52 s 4.26 s 7.13 s 35 12 in 10 ft 0 in 16 reps
All values from NFL Combine[8] and LSU pro day.[7]

Atlanta Falcons

On April 29, 2016, Jones was selected with the 21st pick in the second round (52nd pick overall) in the 2016 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons.[9][10] In Week 3 of his rookie season, Jones made his first career interception, picking off a pass from New Orleans' Drew Brees and returning the ball 90 yards for a touchdown.[11]


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