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LSU’s Deion Jones has private workout for 49ers

Apr 11, 2016 at 12:58 PM--


LSU LB Deion Jones had private workouts with a number of NFL teams, including the San Francisco 49ers, per Rand Getlin of NFL Network. Given that it was a private workout, it likely wasn't over the weekend at the team's headquarters in Santa Clara. The 49ers hosted a number of draft prospects for visits this past weekend.


During the NFL Scouting Combine, the 6-foot-1 and 222-pound Jones had a 40-time of 4.59 seconds, a vertical jump of 33 inches, and a broad jump of 120 inches. During his pro day, he improved on his 40-time and vertical jump, coming in at 4.38 seconds in the 40 and 35.5 inches on the jump.

2016 Combine workout: Deion Jones

Lance Zierlein of NFL Media, who compares Jones to Joe Mays, had the following to say in his scouting report:

Three-down linebacker prospect with outstanding athleticism and a willing, aggressive mindset for the position. Jones lacks the playing experience that most linebackers in this draft will have so he might need a year of tutelage on the NFL level to help him expedite his learning curve. Jones could be a fit at ILB for a 3-4 team or as an outside linebacker in a 4­-3. Jones' potential as a special teams cover man gives him a shot to get early playing time.

In 2015, Jones had 88 total tackles, 12.5 for a loss, five sacks, and two interceptions - one of which was returned for a touchdown.



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