Former Washington cornerback Sidney Jones was widely considered a lock as a first-round NFL draft pick before he ruptured his left Achilles during UW’s Pro Day workout last Saturday.
Today, Matt Miller released a new two-round mock draft, with Jones falling to pick #47. This week, Mel Kiper suggested Jones will likely fall to the second round, and Dane Brugler thought he would likely fall into the third.
ESPN’s Todd McShay “The timing of it is brutal for him, because he was a lock, I thought, as a first-round pick,” McShay said in a conference call Wednesday morning. “He’ll probably have to sit out a chunk, if not all, of his rookie season but still will be a Day 2 pick.”
An NFL team drafting him would likely not expect him to be available for the 2017 season. He will essentially need to “red-shirt” his rookie season.
In the 2016 NFL Draft,the Dallas still took Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith at the top of the second round after he suffered a major knee injury in the Irish’s bowl game. Smith was considered a top 5 pick, prior to the injury.
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