Byron Jones

Byron Jones

29-Year-Old CornerbackCB
Miami Dolphins
Questionable
Injury Ankle
Est. Return 6/1/2022
2022 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Byron Jones in 2022. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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IDP
$Signed a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Dolphins in March of 2020.
Has surgery, will be ready for camp
CBMiami Dolphins
Ankle
March 9, 2022
Jones underwent offseason surgery recently to address a lingering issue in his left ankle and is expected to be sidelined for two months, Cameron Wolfe of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Despite the surgery, Jones is still expected to be ready for the start of training camp. The 2015 first-round pick finished the 2021 campaign with 58 tackles (47 solo), 10 pass breakups and one forced fumble across 16 appearances.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
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Measurables Review
How do Byron Jones' measurables compare to other cornerbacks?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 1"
 
Weight
194 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.43 sec
 
Shuttle Time
3.94 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.78 sec
 
Vertical Jump
44.5 in
 
Broad Jump
147 in
 
Hand Length
10.00 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Heading into the second season of his five-year, $82.5 million contract with the Dolphins, Jones' status as a pillar of the secondary is beyond question. The 28-year-old's elite combination of size and athleticism make him a force to be reckoned with, but opposing quarterback's understandable hesitancy to throw his way makes IDP production inconsistent.
The Dolphins didn't hesitate to make Jones the highest-paid cornerback in the league just after he hit free agency (though Darius Slay has since surpassed that mark), inking him to a five-year, $82.5 million contract. That move slots the former Cowboy into the role of anchoring Miami's secondary for the foreseeable future, where he'll put his elite athleticism and size to use in becoming a second potential shutdown force alongside Xavien Howard. An ankle injury forced Jones to sit out Week 17 with Dallas in 2019, the only contest he's missed in 80 career regular-season tilts.
Jones' shift to cornerback under new secondary coach Kris Richard was a huge success in every way. The fourth-year DB used his size and elite athleticism to became a shutdown monster, and while he didn't record an interception - largely because teams stopped throwing his way much as the season progressed - his 14 passes defended were a career high. After undergoing hip surgery in the offseason, Jones should be 100 percent by training camp and later a key part of the Cowboys defense in 2019.
Jones put together another solid season as a safety in 2017, scoring his first career touchdown and recording his second straight 80-tackle campaign, but his numbers still seemed somewhat disappointing given his first-round pedigree and off-the-charts athleticism. Rather than try again, the Cowboys will move the 25-year-old back to cornerback this season, where his size could make him a prototypical press corner for new secondary coach and former Legion of Boom mastermind Kris Richard. Jones' IDP production will almost certainly slip with the position change, but he could make a bigger impact on the Dallas defense if Richard can mold him into a physical, shut-down defender on the outside.
Listed generally as a corner, Jones should see the majority of his time at safety in a Dallas defense that lost Barry Church and J.J. Wilcox in free agency -- a longtime starter and longtime top backup, respectively. Jones theoretically might have untapped upside given that he possesses almost Olympic-quality athleticism, but even if he makes no improvements from here, he should have solid IDP utility after totaling 88 tackles and an interception last year. Particularly with Church and Wilcox gone, the potential for improved tackle production seems quite plausible.
The Cowboys made full use of Jones' versatility last year, moving him between corner and safety as team need and game situation dictated, and while the lack of a defined starting role limited his production the rookie still managed 66 tackles in 16 games. Heading into 2016, Jones is expected to be the full-time free safety and while that role likely won't come with the kind of tackle numbers routinely put up by teammate Barry Church, Jones has the speed and world-class athleticism to pull down what could be the first of many NFL interceptions in his career.
Jones showed incredible athleticism at the Scouting Combine after a productive college career for Connecticut, and is expected to compete for a starting spot at cornerback after being selected with the 27th overall pick in the 2015 draft
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Ends 2021 without an INT
CBMiami Dolphins
January 17, 2022
Jones racked up 58 tackles (47 solo), 10 pass breakups and one forced fumble across 16 appearances in 2021.
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Season-high stops
CBMiami Dolphins
November 16, 2021
Jones had nine tackles (seven solo) during Thursday's 22-10 win over the Ravens.
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Good to go vs. Atlanta
CBMiami Dolphins
October 24, 2021
Jones (Achilles/groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Falcons.
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Questionable against Atlanta
CBMiami Dolphins
Achilles
October 22, 2021
Jones (Achilles/groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, David Furones of the Sun Sentinel reports.
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Inactive versus Jaguars
CBMiami Dolphins
Achilles
October 17, 2021
Jones (Achilles/groin) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
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