3. Brandon Jones, S, Texas
Although Jones was probably available in the majority of mock draft simulations on ‘day three’, it should come as no surprise to anyone who has followed along with his career that he was picked in the top 100 after his career at Texas.
A coach’s dream, Jones played 46 games at Texas and became a team captain by his senior season on campus. He was a starter by the end of his freshman campaign with the Longhorns and was one of their most valuable defensive players for the past three years.
Absolutely fearless in whatever he’s being asked to do, Jones is the type of player every team loves to have in the secondary because he can do a little bit of everything.
Over the past three seasons, he was constantly making plays at and behind the line of scrimmage for the Longhorns, racking up 14 tackles for loss and 232 tackles in total.
Jones had three career interceptions for Texas as well as seven pass breakups and a pair of forced fumbles.
He can play the deep middle of the field just as well as he can come up and take on blocks in the running game or make plays as a blitzer.
Although he didn’t receive a ton of pre- or post-draft hype, Brandon Jones could be one of the Dolphins’ better picks.