Marcus Jones NFL Draft Predictions, Stats & Profile

Marcus Jones 2022 NFL Draft predictions, stats & profile.
Marcus Jones 2022 NFL Draft predictions, stats & profile. / Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

Teams wanting a baller and a versatile threat on special teams will be looking towards Marcus Jones on Day 2 of the NFL Draft. A few teams may consider him in Round 2, as the diminutive powerhouse can contribute on defense and may get a look at wide receiver as well.

Watch Jones' return game highlights, and know he had 5 return TDs his senior season and is the only college player to have scored a kick return touchdown, a punt return touchdown, an interception return touchdown, and a receiving touchdown in 2021.

If you're looking to familiarize yourself with the most versatile player in college football, then here's everything you need to know about the 23-year-old ahead of the NFL Draft.

Marcus Jones Mock Draft 2022

ESPN's predictions are from Mel Kiper and Todd McShay's latest mock draft. CBS Sports' predictions are from Ryan Wilson's latest mock draft. Sporting News' projections are from Vinnie Iyer's latest mock draft.

ESPN: Houston Texans (No. 80)
CBS Sports: Cincinnati Bengals (No. 63)
Sporting News: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 91)

Marcus Jones Draft Stock & Draft Projection

Round 2
- Cincinnati Bengals (No. 63) - 1
Round 3
- Houston Texans (No. 80) - 1
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 91) - 1

At 5-foot 8, Jones may only be a slot corner in the NFL. He's an instinctive cornerback with an initial good burst and closing speed. His size may cause some teams to pass while others will elevate his grade thanks to his electric ability on special teams. Marcus Jones won the Paul Hornung award in 2021 as the most versatile player in college football.

Marcus Jones Stats

2021: Houston Cougars
- 40 tackles, 13 pass deflections, 5 INTs, 4 kick return TDs. First team All-AAC return specialist
2020: Houston Cougars
- 33 tackles, led the FBS in punt return average (19.8) and yards (337). All American punt returner
2018-17: Troy Trojans
- Sun Belt Freshman of the Year.

Jones played two years for Troy University and was voted Sun Belt Freshman of the Year after returning 3 kicks for touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He added another return TD and INT his sophomore season and then sat out a year in his transfer to Houston. In two seasons as a Cougar, Jones allowed opposing quarterbacks to complete only 50.45% of their passes against him and he had more INTs (6) than TDs allowed. His senior season included 5 INTs and 4 kick returns for touchdowns.

Marcus Jones Height, Weight & 40-Yard Dash

All height, weight and workout information is from
- Height: 5'8"
- Weight: 174 lbs
- 40-Yard Dash: N/A

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