Speed and agility are needed more than ever in today’s NFL, as Kobe Jones is more than your prototypical edge rusher.
As Mississipi State is known to produce some of the game’s most elite on the defensive line, Jones is likely to be the next big name.
Fresh off a 2020 season with 32 tackels, Jones has proven to hold his own up front. Like former Bulldog and now starter for the Washington Football Team Montez Sweat, Jones can set the edge while forcing backs to run east west rather than north south. Additionally, Jones boasts a quick first step and can shed off blocks.
At 6-foot-4, Jones’ height advantage will prove to be a problem for opposing offenses. That said, he must be able to drop back into coverage and read the quarterback’s eyes. Look for him to develop steadily at the pro level depending on the team he will be playing for.