TCU's safety Colin Jones is heading to the Bay Area to play for the 49ers and his biggest asset is his speed. At the TCU pro day Jones ran a blazing 4.37 40-yard time. At TCU he was a second-team all-MWC selection and was part of one of the best defenses in the nation.
Here is what NFL.com's Gil Brandt said about Jones at the TCU pro day:
TCU Pro day: QB Andy Dalton was the star of the show Friday at Texas Christian University's pro day, but another player who was a hot topic of conversation after the workout in front of representatives from 26 teams was defensive back Colin Jones. Jones, who was second-team All-Mountain West last season, was very good in everything he did Friday, impressing with 4.34 and 4.38 times in the 40-yard dash, a 37-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-4 inch broad jump. I would describe Jones, who didn't play much before his senior season only starting five games in 2009, as a late bloomer. He reminds me some of Cliff Harris, who went to six Pro Bowls after we signed him with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 1970. Jones really came out of the blue with his performance. He's a very good special teams player, and after today, I could see him getting drafted, probably in the late rounds. Jones (5-11 ½, 201) - He ran 4.34 and 4.38 in the 40, with a vertical of 37, a 10-4 broad jump, a 4.09 short shuttle and a 6.69 in the three-cone drill. Jones did 20 bench bench reps of 225 pounds.
Seems like Jones just needs more reps to refine his schools and if given some time to develop with the 49ers he could turn into at least a contributor for the 49ers after a year of two breaking into the lineup.
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