5. Jaylon Jones – Texas A&M Aggies cornerback
There are some really talented cornerbacks coming into the NCAA this season, but not a lot of them will have an opportunity to make an impact right away. Cornerback seems to be a position where veterans take up most of the positions. That is not true with Jaylon Jones. Not only is he going to get on the field for a top program in Texas A&M, but as the top recruit in Jimbo Fischer’s class, he’s going to make a major impact.
Jones does everything a program wants from a freshman. He studies a ton, is looking to dive into the playbook before he gets on the field, and he doesn’t let his talent keep him from getting better. This kid is special. That’s the best word to describe him.
Debione Renfro left for the NFL, signing with the Seattle Seahawks after the NFL Draft. That leaves an opening for Jones to take a starting position basically right away. Even if the coaching staff doesn’t start Jones right away, he’s going to be one of the most important players on this defense. There are some amazing wide receivers in this conference, and eventually, Jones is going to go face to face with them.
The SEC has one of the great talents in the country coming to the outside. This is something heard about from Alabama, LSU, and even Florida, but now Texas A&M adds to their defensive talent pool. Jones is going to be a monster from the get-go.