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Travis Jones
Int Yds TDs
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Team: Connecticut HuskiesHeight: 6-4 Born: N/A
Position: DLWeight: 333 Hometown: New Haven, Connecticut
Class-Eligibility: Jr-Jr


Scouting Report

40 time: 5.37

Projection: Fourth Round

OVERVIEW: Arrived as a 350-pound freshman and played a big role his first two seasons, racking up 95 tackles over two years. Connecticut canceled his junior season due to the pandemic, which meant scouts had to work off older film in preparation for his senior year in 2021. The lack of a junior year didn't derail NFL interest and Jones knocked off the rust quickly with 4.5 sacks and 48 tackles in his final year.

Strengths: Powerful upper half allows him to shuck off blocks and knock opponents off angles. Mass and knee bend flash in the run game when he is asked to sit in his spot. Capable of taking on double teams. Bull rush was overwhelming for college blockers. Has experience working outside of the nose tackle role.

Weaknesses: Slow-footed, struggles to threaten laterally. Doesn't have dynamic traits in the passing game. Lacks discipline with his run defense angles. Closing ability once he gets penetration is poor. Inconsistent output from snap to snap. Too content to let down blocks seal him off from the play. Doesn't seem engaged from snap to whistle. Easily evaded by quarterbacks and won't be able to make much happen in pursuit. Low-energy.

PRO COMPARISON: Eddie Goldman, Bears -- Goldman's lack of a natural pass-rush and poor burst were concerns coming out of Florida State, but his anchoring ability and power have helped him to start over 70 games. Jones needs to turn up the dial on his effort, but his physical gifts are intriguing as a run defender.


Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2018 UConn  12 0
2019 UConn  12 0
2021 UConn  11 0 0 0
Career   35 0