PFF: Sidney Jones Earns All-Preseason Honors
However, Jones, a 2017 second-round pick, was highly impressive this preseason by breaking up four passes and just five catches for 39 yards on 10 targets.
It helped earn him a spot on Pro Football Focus’ 2018 All-Preseason Team.
Jones might well have been a first-round pick a year ago had it not been for injury, and he is on his way to proving the Eagles right for drafting him regardless with a big performance this August. Jones allowed five receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown from 10 targets, but the standout number for his this preseason is that of the five incompletions on throws into his coverage, four were a result of Jones getting a hand on the ball.
Many feel that Jones would have been a first-round selection, possibly even a top-10 pick, if not for a torn Achilles suffered during his Pro Day at the University of Washington.
Jones’ preseason grade of 90.7 was the third highest grade at the cornerback position.