The official visits come to an end with the 2022 NFL draft next week, but the Cincinnati Bengals still find room for a few more visits, including an intriguing Pac-12 full-back in the team’s search for bodies at the position to find.
According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, Bengal hosts Arizona State CB Jack Jones on a pre-draft visit.
Jones is an interesting prospect who has some background issues to clear up. He began his college career at USC and appeared in all 13 games as a freshman before becoming a rookie as a sophomore in 2017.
After leading the Trojans by four interceptions in 2017, Jones was found academically incompetent after the season and left the program.
After being transferred to Moorpark College in California to concentrate on his degrees, Jones bounced back at Arizona State and was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 in 2019 with 16 passing defenses and three interceptions.
Jones started the shortened 2020 season as a rookie, but was later suspended for violating team behavior. He stayed on course in 2021, missing just one game due to injury and 32 tackles, 2.5 tackles for a loss, one bag, three forced fumbles, nine passing defenses and three interceptions posted.
Jones was one of five Sun Devils going to Las Vegas for the East-West Shrine Bowl, including fellow cornerback Chase Lucas.
Jones ran a 4.52 40 at the Combine and a 4.50 on his pro day. He’s definitely on the smaller side (5’11 ”, 177 on his pro day), but he has the ball skills and athletics to help contribute to the next level. He will probably be available later in the draft, maybe even in the seventh round.
The #Bengale host Arizona State CB Jack Jones on a pre-draft visit. Have them added to their meeting schedule. Jones ran a 4.51 40 at the Combine and was in the 4.4s on his pro day. Potential Day 3 choice.
– Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) 18 April 2022