Jones in the 2017 NFL preseason
|No. 27 – Green Bay Packers|
|Born:||September 20, 1994|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||220 lb (100 kg)|
(Southfield, Michigan), Walled Lake Western
(Walled Lake, Michigan)
|NFL Draft:||2017 / Round: 2 / Pick: 61|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2018|
Jones attended Southfield High School in Southfield, Michigan for his freshman and sophomore years and then spent 11th and 12th grade at Walled Lake Western High School in Walled Lake, Michigan. He played defensive back and running back. He committed to NC State University to play college football. 
Jones played at NC State from 2013 to 2016. After redshirting in 2013, Jones saw his first action in 2014 and had 56 tackles and four interceptions. As a sophomore, he had 64 tackles and one interception. As a junior, he led the team with 109 tackles and three interceptions. Jones entered the 2017 NFL Draft after his junior season.
Jones received an invitation to the NFL Combine and almost completed all of the combine drills, except for the short shuttle and three-cone drill. Scouts and representatives from 22 NFL teams attended North Carolina State's Pro Day to scout Jones, Matthew Dayes, Jack Tocho, and nine others. He completed the short shuttle, three-cone, and positional drills. Jones attended private workouts and visits for ten different NFL teams, including the Chicago Bears, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers, Oakland Raiders, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Houston Texans, and Minnesota Vikings. NFL draft experts and analysts projected him to be a second round pick. He was ranked the third best strong safety prospect available in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com, was ranked the sixth best safety by ESPN, and was ranked the seventh best safety by Sports Illustrated.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 1 in
|9 3⁄8 in
|4.41 s||1.58 s||2.61 s||4.40 s||7.05 s||37 1⁄2 in
|11 ft 0 in
|All values from NFL Combine/NC State's Pro Day|
Jones was touted as the Green Bay Packers' backup strong safety throughout training camp. After a strong training camp, he was officially named the backup strong safety to Morgan Burnett to begin the regular season.
He made his professional regular season debut during the Green Bay Packers' season-opener against the Seattle Seahawks and made one solo tackle during their 17–9 victory. On September 24, 2017, Jones earned his first career start and collected a season-high 12 combined tackles (11 solo) and made two sacks on Cincinnati Bengals' quarterback Andy Dalton during a 27–24 overtime victory. Jones made his first career sack on Dalton for an eight-yard loss during the third quarter. On December 10, 2017, Jones made one solo tackle, a season-high three pass deflections, and made his first career interception during a 27–21 victory at the Cleveland Browns in Week 14. Jones intercepted a pass by Browns’ quarterback DeShone Kizer, that was originally intended for tight end Seth DeValve, which led to the Packers’ game-winning drive during overtime. He finished his rookie season in 2017 with 71 combined tackles (60 solo), five pass deflections, two sacks, and one interception in 16 games and seven starts.
Jones entered training camp slated as the starting strong safety after the role was left vacant by the departure of Morgan Burnett during free agency. Jones saw competition for the role from Kentrell Brice. Head coach Mike McCarthy names Jones the backup strong safety, behind Kentrell Brice, to begin the regular season.
Jones was inactive for the first three games (Weeks 1–3) after sustaining an ankle injury during practice. On December 2, 2018, the Green Bay Packers fired head coach Mike McCarthy after they fell to a 4–7–1 record. Jones became the starting strong safety in Week 14 and held the position for the remainder of the season. Offensive coordinator Joe Philbin was named the interim head coach for the rest of the season. In Week 16, he collected a season-high 12 combined tackles (six solo) and deflected a pass during a 44–38 win at the New York Jets. He finished the season with 56 combined tackles (40 solo), two pass deflections, and one sack in 13 games and five starts.
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