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One of the key defensive players for national champion Florida State, Jones' greatest asset heading into the draft is his versatility. Able to play inside linebacker, both outside linebacker spots and defensive end, Jones would fit right in on a team that shows multiple looks. He moved from inside linebacker to edge rusher in his senior season, finishing with two sacks and eight tackles for loss. Jones turned in a slower time than expected at the NFL combine, running the 40-yard dash in 4.74 seconds. His lack of speed may be part of the reason he doesn't make as many impact plays as scouts would like to see. Along with below-average quickness, Jones didn't show terrific instincts at Florida State, often allowing the play to develop before reacting. He did display strong pursuit abilities and can move sideline to sideline in the run game, a skill that will also help him if he ends up playing special teams in the pros. With the ability to play the run, rush the quarterback and defend tight ends in pass coverage, Jones should be able to find a spot in the NFL. He's expected to be selected in the middle rounds, with the chance of making an instant impact if he lands in the right place.