Quarterback Cardale Jones Will Make Pre-Draft Visit To The Bills
Quarterback Cardale Jones will make a pre-draft visit to the Bills. The 6’5″, 253 pound quarterback from Ohio State made national attention when he emerged from being a third-string player to the winning quarterback in the National Championship Game in the same season due to injuries to the two players ahead of him on the depth chart during the season.
Even though he only won three games for the team that season, Buckeyes fans will never forget his performance from the Big Ten Championship to the National Championship that year.
An amazing stat regarding Jones is that he has never lost a game in his college football career as a starter. Yet after leading his team to the national championship he lost his starting job the next season to J.T. Barrett during the year.
Jones injured his hamstring at the NFL Combine according to NFL.com. His original forty time was 4.81 and when he hurt his hamstring it was 4.85 so he was likely to beat his first time by a little before pulling up lame.
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He is one of a few quarterbacks the Bills are rumored to be interested in including Dak Prescott, Christian Hackenberg, Kevin Hogan and Conor Cook.
He has one of the strongest arms in the draft for a quarterback. What concerns teams is that he has accuracy problems and poor game management skills. His completion percentage in college was just north of 61%. Many of the things said about Cardale Jones are similar to what could be said about E.J. Manuel which is a scary thought for most Bills fans.
Despite the fact that he has proven he is a winner at the collegiate level, he isn’t likely to do well in the NFL unless he can improve his accuracy. He is going to need some time to develop so whatever team takes him should be prepared to sit him for a few years and bring him along slowly.