With the 250th selection in the 2013 NFL draft, the Miami Dolphins completed their draft by selecting S Don Jones out of Arkansas State. Jones is probably the least coveted draft pick as he was the final selection by the Fins, but come September I think we will be seeing a lot more of Jones, possibly along fellow safety Reshad Jones in the starting lineup.
Don Jones is not the biggest safety out there, weighing in at 191 pounds across a 5 foot 11 frame. However, Jones makes up for his lack of size with his speed and anticipation. He ran a 4.41 forty-yard dash, and is a natural ball-hawk, much like Miami’s only established secondary member Reshad Jones (RJ). After doing some research, I have fallen in love with Don Jones’ (DJ) game. He is exactly what an NFL safety should be. He is all over the place. If DJ can stay out of trouble and play up to his potential in mini-camps and pre-season, I would not be surprised to see DJ starting come week 1.
See for yourself. Here is Don Jones’ highlight tape.