Jonathan Jones (American football)
|No. 31 New England Patriots|
|Date of birth:||September 20, 1993|
|Place of birth:||Carrollton, Georgia|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight:||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school:||Carrollton (GA)|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2016|
Jonathan Jones (born September 20, 1993) is an American football cornerback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn and signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2016.
Jones was a four-year starter at cornerback at Auburn, he saw his first action as a true freshman in 2012. In 2014 he earned second-team All-SEC notice and was ninth in the nation with six interceptions and 17 passes defended, he would again earn second-team All-SEC notice during his 2015 senior year. He had 129 career tackles and seven interceptions in his four years with the Tigers.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 9 in||186 lb||30¼ in||8¾ in||4.47 s||4.25 s||7.25 s||36 in||123 ft 0 in||19 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine.|
Jones was projected as a fourth or fifth round draft pick but went undrafted in the 2016 NFL draft because of his lack of height, despite an impressive combine, being a top performer at the 40-yard dash and bench press. Jones signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent and had a strong training camp and preseason edging out fellow undrafted rookie Cre'Von LeBlanc and Darryl Roberts for the final cornerback spot on the Patriots 53-man roster thanks to his special teams contributions. Jones saw his first game action in the Patriots season opener against the Arizona Cardinals and recorded a tackle.
- Jonathan Jones starting to grow on Patriots
- "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Jonathan Jones". NFL.com.
- Buchmasser, Bernd (September 5, 2016). "RB D.J. Foster, CB Jonathan Jones latest undrafted rookies to make the Patriots' 53-man roster". PatsPulpit.com.
- Cox, Zack (September 12, 2016). "Bill Belichick Lauds Jonathan Jones, Patriots' Kick Coverage After Dramatic Win". NESN.com.