Emory Jones 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Florida transfer
- 2022 projected role: Starting QB
Pros: Emory Jones’ best traits start with his athleticism. Jones shows good escapability in the pocket when defenders come penetrating through—he can evade defenders and get out of the pocket to pick up positive yardage. Jones also shows well in called quarterback run situations. Jones is also capable of picking up yardage on quarterback-designed runs. Jones’ athleticism also shows when he is a passer. Jones shows to be a good passer when he is outside out of the pocket on bootleg or roll-out style plays. Jones transferred from Florida to Arizona State and to get the best out of him they should incorporate his athleticism into the game plan and stay away from making Jones a stationary stand-in-the-pocket quarterback.
Cons: Emory Jones’ downside as a quarterback shows when he is asked to stand in the pocket and throw the football. Jones appears to be unsure of himself and lacks the confidence to “let it rip.” Going through his progressions, Jones doesn’t show true decisiveness in moving from one receiver to the next and may at times get locked onto one receiver. These issues result in Jones throwing the ball late or throwing inaccurate passes because he doesn’t step into the throw with confidence. I also question how strong Jones’ arm is down the field—the ball seems to lose velocity around 30 yards down the field.
Emory Jones NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez