The university of Washington Pro Day was an exciting one that featured multiple potential first-round picks. One of those players includes Sidney Jones who is expected to be one of the first cornerbacks selected during the 2017 NFL Draft. Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports is reporting that Sidney Jones had his worst nightmare come true by tearing his Achilles during the Pro Day.
Just had NFL source (in attendance at Washington pro day) text:
“It’s a torn Achilles” he was told for CB Sidney Jones. As feared.
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) March 11, 2017
Jones had a terrific showing at the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. He was the number one rated cornerback on my board prior to the injury. This injury will likely keep Jones out for the entire 2017 season. It’s possible that he now will get drafted in the 5th or 6th round range in what is regarded as a very deep draft class.
Seahawks reporter Stephen Cohen caught an image of Jones being carted off the field at the Washington Pro Day.
Washington CB Sidney Jones, consensus first-round NFL draft prospect, leaves pro day on a cart after suffering apparent left leg injury. pic.twitter.com/t0DPc70tAL
— Stephen Cohen (@scohenPI) March 11, 2017