Mikel Jones NFL Draft

Mikel Jones

  • LB Syracuse
  • Junior
  • #131
  • 6'1"
  • 220lbs
  • Prospect
  • Atlantic Coast

2022 Season

TACK

33

SACK

4

INT

0

FF

1

Prospect Summary

Mikel Jones 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Background: 

  • Team Captain (2021)
  • First Team All-ACC (2021)
  • Freshman All-American (2020)

System: 

  • Scheme tendencies: 4-3
  • 2022 projected role: Outside linebacker in an even front scheme 

Pros: Mikel Jones is an active and athletic linebacker who has been a playmaker for Syracuse at the second level. He offers excellent athleticism and instincts and is a ball magnet. Jones flashes very good eyes and the ability to read and react in the run game. He flows to the football with an ability to scrape laterally and finish with excellent closing speed. He is an above-average tackler with good strike power upon contact. In coverage, Jones displays good fluidity and athleticism in space while dropping in zone. He has the speed and loose hips to stay connected in man verse backs and tight ends and his instincts are impressive in this regard as well.

Cons: Mikel Jones is an undersized linebacker who wins with his motor, range, and instincts. He lacks power when taking on blocks and can too often get engulfed by opposing linemen. He is far too inconsistent with his angles and will overrun the play, leaving cut-back lanes too exposed. He best projects as a sub player who can develop into a full-time player with time.

Mikel Jones NFL Draft Scouting Report by Brentley Weissman