Players drafted by one regime sometimes get caught in the wash when a new one arrives. That could very well be the case for Jones, a 2016 fifth-round pick whose skill set as a pocket-passer isn’t an ideal fit for the West Coast-style offensive system being installed by new coordinator Rick Dennison. The Bills also selected another developmental quarterback — Pitt’s Nate Peterman — in Round 5. That move could soon drop Jones to third-string status or off the roster entirely.
NFL Network reported before the draft that Jones was being shopped to other teams. The chances of a divorce increased even more when the Redskins tapped Oklahoma running back Samaje Perine in Round 4. Jones started seven games last year but has battled injuries and was benched midway through the season after too many fumbles.
Deshaun Watson isn’t playing in the Senior Bowl.
The junior quarterback graduated from Clemson in three years, making him eligible to participate in the annual exhibition attended by scouts from every NFL team. Expected by most prognosticators to be taken in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the two-time Heisman Trophy candidate decided not to play.
Nonetheless, that hasn’t stopped reporters from asking Tigers coach NFL Jerseys Nike Dabo Swinney about the man that led the school to its first national championship in 35 years earlier this month. Swinney has always heaped the high praise upon Watson, but Tuesday he took it to another level. Amid ongoing talk among draft analysts that North Carolina product Mitch Trubisky should be the first signal-caller selected, Swinney compared his guy to an all-time great that wasn’t picked No. 1 overall.