Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Player to Watch: Greg Jones, LB, Michigan State

With a big game between Michigan State and Michigan coming up this weekend, let's take a look at MSU's best player...

Greg Jones might be the best linebacker in the country, he was the top linebacker in the Big Ten last year and a first team All-American.

A Senior this year Jones has the Spartans undefeated heading into their big game against Denard and company this weekend. Jones is off to an incredible start as he already has 40 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 interceptions. Jones is the unquestioned leader of the MSU defense and the way he is playing right now he will be seeing a lot of awards coming his way at the end of the year.

(you don't want to get hit by this guy)

Greg Jones brings a lot to the table as far as talents, he moves very well and is extremely instinctive. He ran a 4.6 his senior year of HS and you can bet that 4 years later he is in the 4.5 range which is good for LB's. We can not strees his instincts enough, you can't teach them and Jones seems to always be around the ball. He will have a tough task in trying to slow down the elusive Denard Robinson this weekend, and it will be a great match up to watch.

Looking forward to the NFL, Jones will certainly be one of the top LB's heading into the draft. We have told you about his talents, but scouts obviously also look at negatives as well. Jones is not a huge MLB, and would certainly be undersized a bit in the NFL. He also has yet to show if his top end speed is as good as it needs to be. Nevertheless this kid is extremely talented and you will be hearing his name a lot more this season.

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