Washington’s Sidney Jones Suffers A Significant Leg Injury At Pro Day

    Washington defensive back Sidney Jones endured a lower leg injury on Saturday. The cornerback was participating in the Huskies' pro day.

    March 11, 2017

    Washington defensive back Sidney Jones endured a lower leg injury on Saturday. The cornerback was participating in the Huskies’ pro day.


    Washington held its pro day for 2017 NFL Draft hopefuls, and all eyes were expected to be on wide receiver John Ross, who broke the 40-yard dash record previously held by Chris Johnson last Saturday at the NFL Combine.

    Unfortunately, it seems that most of the eyes may have been on teammate Sidney Jones. The Huskies defensive back suffered a lower leg injury that could possibly be significant. He was taken off of the field on a cart.

    Jones is arguably the best cornerback available in this year’s draft, which is quite the compliment considering this is a loaded secondary class and maybe the best in a decade.

    U-Dub’s secondary was one of college football’s strongest this past campaign, and Jones was a big reason for it. Over his college career, he recorded nine interceptions and 27 pass-breakups despite quarterbacks often choosing not to throw the ball in his direction.

    Jones brings many of the measurables to the table that NFL teams look for in cornerbacks, and the 6-foot, 186-pounder showed a lot of those at the recent Combine. It also doesn’t hurt that he comes from a Washington program that has turned first-round picks into star corners such as Desmond Trufant and Marcus Peters.

    The Detroit Lions have been a team linked to Jones with the 21st overall pick, and that would be a nice addition for Jim Caldwell’s squad as it looks to find a complement to star corner Darius Slay.

    UPDATE: Jones reportedly suffered a torn Achilles, which is a devastating blow for the NFL hopeful.

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