Is Sidney Jones Ascending At Eagles Training Camp?
Sidney Jones was selected by the Eagles with the 43rd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and he has yet to live up to the expectations after a collegiate career that propelled him to being a top tier NFL Prospect. His opportunity to be a first round draft pick was dashed after he suffered a torn Achilles Tendon during a workout over a month before the NFL Draft. Since being drafted, Jones has appeared in a total of 10 NFL games as he has not been able to stay healthy consistently enough to make a major impact on the field. Ahead of the 2019 season, Sidney Jones is in the mix for the Eagles Starting Cornerback positions, competing for playing time against Rasul Douglas and Avonte Maddox while Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills recover from injuries.
NJ.com Eagles Beat Reporter Mike Kaye joined Harry Mayes and Eytan Shander on Thursday with perspective on Sidney Jones and the competition for the Eagles starting Cornerback positions:
"Sidney Jones is the Defensive MVP of this week, there is nobody else that even comes close to the performance he has had; He has made a lot of splash plays, several pass break ups, two interceptions through out the week.....He's been a guy that's really been on fire as of late. - It is looking like Ronald Darby, Avonte Maddox, and Rasul Douglas (as the Eagles starters). But Sidney Jones, if he continues to play the way he does and shows durability, I can see him easily taking Douglas' spot. (Rasul) Douglas has been the best Cover Corner in camp but Jones has made the most splashy plays."
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