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2016 NFL Draft: Cyrus Jones drafted 60th overall by New England Patriots

Pick Analysis


Pick Analysis

New England’s first pick in the 2016 draft is a Cornerback and a good one at that. He returns the ball too, which is just added value. He is brilliantly competitive and has fantastic technique. The issues many have is his size, he is only just 5ft 10, which means that he struggles with big receivers on the outside. If he starts inside, you have a player who can contribute immediately, however if he starts outside, he will struggle in the early goings.

Player Analysis

He’s not the biggest, but plays tough, and Jones technically is very polished and next-level ready.  He offers much more than just his corner skills though, and will be as much drafted for his potential to contribute as a returner on special teams as anything else; Jones returned a fantastic 4 punts for touchdowns this past year.  He might be small but is a good athlete to challenge vertically, and has played well against taller opposition such as Mississippi State’s 6ft 5 receiver De’Runnya Wilson.

Grade B


2016 NFL Draft: Cyrus Jones drafted 60th overall by New England Patriots

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