What the Philadelphia Eagles will need to work on with Sidney Jones IV.
No NFL rookie is foolproof. Right now, Sidney Jones is a young man rehabbing a torn Achilles Tendon. He injured his left Achilles Tendon on the last drill of Washington’s Pro Day. Without the injury, Jones would very likely have gone in the top ten, or even five, of the 2017 NFL Draft. That’s how highly he is regarded.
And so there is now a risk of full recovery, and of the patience required through his healing process. Well, we can help. The Achilles Tendon injury happened high, where there is plenty of tissue and good blood supply to ensure a full recovery. Immediately after surgery, Jones began the rehab to full health regiment.
Right Frame Of Mind
The critical path back is not nearly as challenging physically as it is mentally. At some point, the player must forget the pop and trust his body once more. That does not appear to be an issue with Jones so far. In fact, this injury could prove to be an advantage.
Much like the Philadelphia 76ers handling the injury of Joel Embiid, or the injury of Ben Simmons, allowed the team to spend extra time with a special player, so too does this allow Jones the extra time to study film, scheme, and NFL strategy.
Ultimately, every moment invested in the development of Sidney Jones IV will pay off in a long term NFL Career.