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Road to the NFL Draft: Cyrus Jones

Position: Cornerback

School: Alabama

Combine measurables: 5-foot-10, 197 pounds.

Combine stats: 40-yard dash: 4.49 seconds. Bench press: 10 reps. Vertical jump: 33 inches. Broad jump: 9 feet, 8 inches. 3-cone drill: 6.71 seconds. 20-yard shuttle: 4.21 seconds.

Career stats: 51 games, 108 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 7 interceptions, 4 forced fumbles, 2 fumble recoveries.

Draft projection: Third-fourth round.

Lowdown: Jones came to Alabama as a receiver, but switched to cornerback prior to his sophomore season in 2013. He made the All-Southeastern Conference second team in 2014, when he had 13 passes defended and three interceptions, then came back from offseason surgery to start all 15 games as a senior. … Has added value because of his ability as a punt returner. Had four touchdowns on 42 returns in 2015, averaging 12.6 yards per return. … Plays with the desired mental makeup of a cornerback, but does not have ideal height or speed for the position at the NFL level. … Provides good support against the run. … Played his junior season with a torn labrum in his hip, electing for surgery in January 2015. … Was arrested for domestic violence after a dispute with an ex-girlfriend last April, but the charges were dropped two days later.

They said it: “Jones is a solid player overall, but doesn’t stand out in any area. He’s pretty small, not particularly fast and only average in coverage.” – Pro Football Focus’ John Breitenbach

– Jay Skurski

The Buffalo News is profiling 50 prospects in 50 days leading up to the NFL Draft, which begins April 28.

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