Projected first-round pick Sidney Jones suffers Achilles injury during Pro Day

Washington cornerback Sidney Jones, who was expected to be a first-round National Football League draft pick next month, left the Huskies' pro day on a cart after injuring his left leg.

Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm reports that Jones is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles, but that the injury will not be confirmed until he undergoes an MRI.

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The Huskies cornerback clutched at his left leg and had to be carted off after going down while backpedaling during a drill. The projected first-round draft pick had an air cast placed on his left leg as he was taken out of the practice facility.

In three seasons at Washington, Jones recorded 145 tackles, 21 passes defended, 8.5 tackles for a loss, eight interceptions, and six forced fumbles.

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The depth of this year's draft at corner won't do Jones any favors here.

Last week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Jones posted a 4.28 in the 40-yard dash.

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"I just wanted to come out and finish, really", Ross said. "I think I did a pretty good job of showcasing that I can get in and out of my breaks". Previously considered a first-round player, Jones would be looking at Round 3 if he were to fall two rounds. If you make one good play in a game and get beat three times, that's not a good game.


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