UConn CB Byron Jones "a physical, savvy team leader who could play safety or cornerback," wrote NFLDraftScout.com's Frank Cooney.
"In November, after Jones' [left shoulder] surgery, NFLDraftScout.com rated Jones No. 106 overall, the 13th best cornerback and a third- or fourth-round prospect," Cooney wrote. "When he was unable to play in the Senior Bowl, Jones dropped into late-round, free-agent territory. Upon further review, [No. 55 overall is] where he seems to fit for now. Hey, nobody said this was an exact science." Jones' stock surged after the combine, when his 12 foot, 3 inch broad jump would have broken the world record (his 44.5-inch vertical jump was almost as insane). "I feel it may have boosted it up a little bit, but at the end of the day the film is what is most important. You've got to have good film, so I'm relying on that," said Jones.