While the Achilles Tendon Surgery to Washington Huskies CB Sidney Jones may lead teams to downgrade his chances, don’t tell Sidney Jones that
University of Washington Huskies cornerback Sidney Jones entered the NFL Combine as one of the top-rated cornerbacks of the nation. He remained at the top of many NFL team and pundit draft boards until he fell to injury at the University of Washington Huskies Pro Day.
He ruptured his Achilles Tendon. Understandably, surgery was required. That surgery happened over a week ago, and was very successful. As a result, Sidney Jones IV is in rehab, heading into the 2017 NFL Draft. He was lauded as a round one cornerback. That has likely changed.
He is falling on draft boards. There is no way to know how far until the NFL Draft is history. But it’s safe to project his selection will no longer be on day one of the 2017 NFL Draft.
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It’s not the end of the world by any means. He will be an NFL player in 2017. Sidney Jones IV will be paid. In fact, he will find his path. No doors are shut to him. But he will likely not be that first cornerback selected. In fact, he may not be among the top five to enter the NFL.