Pros: A pure pocket-passer, Jones resume includes vast experience, starting 34 consecutive games entering his senior campaign. Has displayed more than capable arm strength throughout his career to make all the throws and operates extremely well off the playaction.
Cons: There has been some talk of shortening up his throwing motion but the biggest knock on Jones is his tendency to fold under pressure once the pocket collapses—he needs to improve his mobility. At times Jones tends to overthrows his receivers. He saw his touchdowns decrease with the emergence of Blake Bell and the “Belldozer” package during 2011.
Quote of Note: “He’s got pretty good command of what we’re doing offensively. He’ll tell you what the offensive line is supposed to do, when protection’s a bust, when you’re supposed to make a different call, he understands those things.”
— Oklahoma Quarterback