The NFL just invited Washington Huskies Sidney Jones IV to their ranks. Here’s why the Philadelphia Eagles will love him
The University of Washington Huskies are an NFL player assembly line under head coach Chris Petersen. The team simply does not look to the stars: either in recruits or in production on the field. What Coach Petersen insists upon is contribution.
What the Washington Huskies got in cornerback Sidney Jones IV was a shutdown cornerback. He was a phenom in coverage. Throughout each game, he was literally a shadow to a receiver, always within striking distance, always ready to close to make the play, always the guy with better position on the ball.
Coach Petersen is a good NCAA coach. He is good in that he empowers his players to succeed at the NFL level. Sidney Jones IV is all that. He is both student and performer in the game. He is willing to learn, but he delivers in some of the best pass coverage I’ve seen in some time.
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Jones delivers more than a shadow to a receiver. He is intelligent. His head is in the game at each moment. He understands what he is doing, and what the offense is trying to do.