Once one of the highest rated cornerback prospects in the 2017 NFL Draft, former Washington Husky Sidney Jones has tumbled down draft boards due to a torn Achilles. He suffered the injury while going through drills at the Washington pro-day. HIs timetable has been relatively up in the air, but according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, there may finally be some clarity.
Here is the most recent medical report from Dr. Anderson on CB Sidney Jones, sent to 32 teams yesterday. It lays out the 4-6 month timeline pic.twitter.com/Ow67eax5Ch— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 25, 2017
According to the doctors report Rapoport posted, Jones’ doctor expects that the former first round lock will be back and ready to play within four to six months. The report states that Jones has been progressing very well in his recovery process.
This is extremely good news to hear. Keep in mind, when Terrell Suggs tore his Achilles, he was out for nearly a full 12 months. If Jones can in fact be back in 4-6 months, then there is a chance he could play in the regular season, and likely the playoffs should his team make it.
Jones will be one of the most polarizing players on draft night regarding where he will be drafted. One thing is for sure, if he can regain his pre-injury form, whatever team drafts Jones will be getting a huge steal.