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.
Black Caps gaining headway against Proteas on day two
New Zealand wrapped up the South African innings five overs after lunch, with the last six wickets falling for only 56 runs. The Black Caps begin day three 131 runs behind South Africa's first innings total of 308.
"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".