Sidney Jones injury: 2017 NFL Draft cornerback reportedly suffers torn Achilles

As he was beginning to make a break out of his backpedal, Jones immediately began favoring his left leg and tumbled to the ground.

Sidney Jones is a talented cornerback whose career with the Washington Huskies is expected to provide him the flawless launching point for a strong pro career.

An NFL source in attendance at Washington's pro day on Saturday told Shutdown Corner that Huskies CB Sidney Jones - a possible first-round pick in April - suffered what was believed to be a torn Achilles injury.


Jones suffered the injury Saturday afternoon on the very last defensive back drill of the day.

Jones stayed down for a few moments before being helped to the sideline by Washington head coach Chris Petersen.

Washington cornerback Sidney Jones is widely viewed as one of the top three prospects at his position. The projected first-round draft pick had an air cast placed on his left leg as he was taken out of the practice facility. The last drill, last thing you've got to do, and that happens. Jones is nearly a lock to hear his name called on the first day of the 2017 NFL Draft. But each had something to prove in front of the dozens of pro scouts in attendance. He lifted the bar 12 times during the bench press after not competing in this event at the combine, where he was clocked at 4.47 seconds in the 40-yard dash. "Show everybody I run more than just the "go" ball". "There was one ball I dropped, so got to get the push-ups in for that".

  • Stacy Allen