The unfortunate injury that befell Washington CB Sidney Jones on Saturday at the UW pro day, reportedly a torn Achilles, figures to be a costly one where the National Football League draft is concerned. Sports' Eric Edholm reported, citing a source, that Jones "suffered what was believed to be a torn Achilles injury".
Washington defensive back Sidney Jones endured a lower leg injury on Saturday. He has widely been expected to be taken in the first round and is the top-rated prospect among the Huskies' three talented defensive backs in the draft, which also includes safety Budda Baker and fellow cornerback Kevin King.
Jones, 21, was a three-year starter for the Huskies and was an All-Pac-12 player for the past two seasons.
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"Jones is a 6'0" corner with 4.47 speed and excellent tape - simply put, he checks a lot of the boxes Reggie McKenzie looks for in a cornerback, and would have been a great selection in the first round, if available.
Should Jones' injury be as significant as local reports say they are, he could potentially miss his entire rookie season. "I think I did a pretty good job of showcasing I can get in and out of my breaks".
Baker, who is projected to be a first-or second-round prospect, said he wanted to show teams how fluid and natural he was in his position drills. "There was one ball I dropped, so got to get the push-ups in for that".