2023 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about NIC JONES:
Ball State | H: 5116 W: 191 40: 4.51 A: 3238 H: 1000 W: 7634
One year starter, Detroit, MI. Second team All-MAC conference in 2022. Has been a sub package corner and outstanding special team player before becoming a starter outside last fall. Has experience in most outside zone coverage along with press and off man. In off coverage mixed up technique using a ten yard flat foot read along with a traditional pedal. Coming out of the cushion he is quick to turn and run and shows enough speed to stay in phase with most receivers. As a press corner he shows an off-hand jam and can be physical rerouting receivers on the release. Has excellent ball skills with ability to get his hand in the basket from behind. Has well timed leaping ability to stress the catch point and has made several plays taking away catches at the last instant. He flashes quickness breaking on short throws in front of him. Willing in run support he is aggressive attacking blocks and has a burst launching into tackles. He struggles to shed and can be too easily washed out of a play. Has to beat the block on hitch screens to succeed. Footwork is shaky and there are wasted steps. He is jittery at times in transition and will turn too soon and have to reload. Also gets separated at times from a route break as a result. Recovery ability is average. Has backup potential and his special team ability will give him a shot to make a roster.
2022 Stats: 23 T, 12 PBU, 1 BK, 2 INT. OSR:26/30. 7th round/PFA.