2023 Season Countdown: #67 Kody Jones

2023 Season Countdown: #67 Kody Jones

July 22, 2023
Kody Jones (image via Instagram)

Name: Kody Jones
193 lbs.
High school: 
Memphis (TN) Germantown
Redshirt freshman
Jersey number: 
Last year: 
I ranked Jones #84 and said he would redshirt (LINK). He made 5 tackles and played in four games.
TTB Rating:

Jones was a little bit small as a true freshman. Combined with the fact that Michigan had good depth in the defensive backfield, he was always unlikely to play a major role. The good news is that the coaches pushed his playing time to the brink while still maintaining his redshirt, so he played in four games, and that was it.

This year things are looking a little brighter for Jones, but maybe not much. While the depth chart ahead of him has thinned out, he’s still not really in the discussion for a starting position. He was recruited as a safety, but he played some cornerback. His best bet for playing time might be if the coaching staff plays Mike Sainristil at cornerback, opening up the nickel spot for someone like Jones, though he might still be battling with Keshaun Harris or Ja’den McBurrows. No matter how it’s sliced, there’s a good deal of competition and a lot of moving parts in the defensive backfield.

Prediction: Backup defensive back and special teamer

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