2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about ERNEST JONES: South Carolina, 6020 230 4.72. Junior entry, two year starter, Waycross, GA. Played inside with occasional reps as an overhang player. Has been productive in the South Carolina defense leading the team in tackles the last two seasons. At his best in pursuit he has sideline to sideline range and makes a lot of tackles chasing to the perimeter. Takes good angles to the ball and can square up a tackle in the alley. Above average agility he redirects well in a short space and recovers if out of position. Flashes ability to get downhill with an open window on inside run fits but is more of a lateral reactor. Shoots his hands into blockers and can stun and separate. Can be physical with a push pull to shed. In limited reps over a tight end can set the edge. Gets depth in zone pass drops and keeps his head moving processing route combinations and the quarterback delivery key. Shows mirror ability in man coverage and can redirect on outside in cuts. Plays the flat and wheel routes well. Some hesitation on inside reads he can be late on initial reaction. There are times when he hesitates and catches a block or tackle instead of attacking the blocker or driving through the tackle. Some inconsistency working through blocks to the ball. While he has solid fundamental tackling skill he occasionally misses on a cutback. Sometimes in underneath coverage will get too attracted to shallow crosser opening up the throwing lane to an intermediate route. At times slow to process pattern pressure and will take false steps. Not always quick reacting with the ball in the air. Has some tools but needs development. He should fit well on special teams. 2020 stats: 86 T, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 3 QBH, 1 FF. Sixth/seventh round. (A-33 3/8, H-10 3/8, BP-19, SS-4.38, VJ-38.5).