Cam Jones NFL Draft

Cam Jones

  • LB Indiana
  • Senior
  • #299
  • 6'3"
  • 224lbs
  • Prospect
  • Big Ten

2022 Season

TACK

25

SACK

1

INT

0

FF

1

Prospect Summary

Cam Jones 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Background: 

  • Potential present as a special teams player; was named High School Special Teams Player of the Year four times
  • Former two-way player in high school that also logged snaps at wide receiver

System: 

  • 2022 projected role: Starting ILB

Pros: Cam Jones is a fifth-year player (COVID-eligibility) that offers the physical build that you’d like to see in an NFL linebacker—he has good length and a sturdy build. He’s a player that operates best in a stack alignment and covered up in Indiana’s defense. He’s a physical presence despite not being an excessively big frame. Jones is a fiery competitor in close quarters and offers confidence in his run fills. He’s also shown a bit of a nose for the football throughout his career—he’s often forcing fumbles as a tackler and giving his defense opportunities to turn the ball over in this regard. A three-time team captain, you get the communication leadership you’d hope for from an ILB who can see the entirety of the field. Jones is best on passing downs as a player to step forward and add on as a rusher. He’s got enough athleticism to challenge in these instances if he’s drawing backs and tight ends in assignments from the protection scheme. 

Cons: Cam Jones is a player who suffers from the conflicts of the current state of affairs in the NFL for linebackers. I’m not sure his positional value on passing downs has a trump card to keep him on the field in the NFL, which then poses the conflict of what his ceiling is as a player. Teams have had success when they’re able to isolate him in coverage opportunities throughout the course of his lengthy career, so I’m not sure what the ceiling is—especially for a more mature type of player. With his tackling acumen and athletic profile, I think he may be resigned to playing a core special teams role. He’s got the football skills and also the right frame of mind to full such a responsibility for a team, but then the debate comes in how you value a player like that in the draft versus developmental players with higher ceilings in bigger roles.

Cam Jones NFL Draft Scouting Report by Kyle Crabbs