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Is Cardale Jones the Quarterback of the Future for the Jets?

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As we continue looking at potential quarterbacks for the Jets in this weekend's NFL Draft, let's turn our attention to Ohio State's Cardale Jones, a signal caller with a National Championship but only a handful of starts to his name.


Height: 6'5"

Arm Length: 33 3/4"

Weight: 253

Hands: 9 3/4"


Completion Percentage: 61.7%

Yards Per Attempt: 8.6

Touchdown Rate: 5.6%

Interception Rate: 2.6%

Combine Results

40 Time: 4.81

Vertical Jump: 36 inches

Bill Parcells Quarterback Rules (1/4)

Was he a senior? No

Was he a three year starter? No

Did he graduate? Yes (on track to)

Did he win at least 23 games as starting quarterback? No

26-27-60 Rule (1/3)

Did he score at least 26 on the Wonderlic? No

Did he start at least 27 games? No

Did he complete at least 60% of his passes? Yes

PFF Draft Guide Stats

Accuracy: 72.7% (15th of 22 QB prospects)

Accuracy Under Pressure: 60.0% (tied for 16th of 22 QB prospects)

Deep Passing Accuracy: 46.9% (13th of 22 QB prospects)

What the Experts Say

Mike Mayock: "I have him as a wild card. I have no idea where he’s going to go (in the draft). He’s a big, good looking kid who throws a beautiful football with a lot of bad tape. So where do you take him? I don’t think anybody knows right now. Everybody is trying to figure Jones out. He has starter skills. If you believe you can fix the kid with his mechanics and get him to a certain level you take him higher."

Gil Brandt: "I'm amazed at the speed and quickness he has for a guy that weighs over 250 pounds, but his passes, some are on the money, some are low, some are high and some are wide."

Greg Cosell: "He’s a repair project. Now there’s a lot of people who believe that you might as well draft a guy with a lot of physical talent as opposed to a guy without that level of talent…but you have to start from scratch with Jones. To me, he is a late round pick and you hope that he gets it somewhere down the line. He is a real tough watch right now."

To the Film!

2014 B1G Championship Game vs. Wisconsin

2015 Sugar Bowl vs. Alabama

2015 National Championship Game vs. Oregon

vs. Virginia Tech

vs. Maryland

vs. Indiana