University of Mississippi held its pro day on Monday. Among those working out for NFL scouts was cornerback Derrick Jones who, according to draft analyst Tony Pauline, put on quite a show.
Measuring 6020/189 pounds, Jones touched 41 inches in the vertical jump, 11-feet in the broad jump and timed as fast as 4.40s in the forty.
He looked exceptional during position drills. Some claimed Jones looked better teammate Tony Bridges while others said he looked like a second day pick.
Both his vertical jump and broad jump would have put him in the top three among defensive backs at the scouting combine
That performance has earned him a visit with the Raiders next week.
Jones has played both wide receiver and cornerback in his four years at Mississippi. Though he has caught just 11 career passes for 175 yards.
His NFL interest comes as a cornerback, having put up career high numbers at the position last season with 2 interceptions — one for a touchdown — and 3 passes defended.
He is one of those guys a team could look at for his obvious physical gifts and raw potential. And having experience on the other side of the ball only benefits him.