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Greg Jones Wins Player of the Week Honors
Photo - LB Greg Jones - Michigan St
LB Greg Jones - 6' 230 lbs. - Michigan St
Michigan St. senior linebacker Greg Jones wins the Defensive Player of the Week award from Draft Insiders.com. Jones had a game-high 14 tackles with 4 solo stops as the undefeated Spartans remained perfect with a 26-6 victory over Illinois. Jones added one QB hurry and also broke up one pass as the Spartans held the Illini scoreless in the second half. Michigan St is 7-0 for the first time since 1966 and ranked in the Top 10 in virtually every poll. They face two key Big Ten rivals, Northwestern and Iowa, both on the road that should have a strong bearing on the conference title.
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1. Greg Jones - 6’ 230 lbs. - Michigan St
Ranked our #1 Inside Linebacker and in the Top 5 Outside Linebackers
Athletic senior backer has been a big play defender on one of the Big Ten’s better defenses since early in his career. He has provided consistent impact over recent seasons. He explodes off the edge as a pass rusher and is a top athlete with the ability to play either the inside or outside positions. He has the burst from the inside or edge to be a fine pro pass rusher with the ability to get after the QB over the course of the game. His outstanding speed allows him to chase runners from behind and make big plays. He is primed for another huge effort this fall and should be one of the blue chip defenders in this draft class.
He is ranked high on our Senior Bowl list and his versatility makes him a premier prospect for the 4-3 defensive clubs. He has the ability to play all three positions in that scheme.
Frank Coyle is a longtime consultant for the Senior Bowl. He is also a member of the FWAA and voter in college team and player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Thorpe, etc. He is a voter for weekly Team and Player Awards.