Name: Reuben Jones
Weight: 245 lbs.
High school: Lakeland (FL) Lake Gibson
Position: Defensive end
Class: Redshirt junior
Jersey number: #4
Last year: I ranked Jones #57 and said he would be a backup defensive end (LINK). He played in five games.
Jones earned the chance to play in five games last season, and he put up no statistics. That came a year after playing in five games and making two tackles. He has bounced back and forth a little bit between defensive end and inside linebacker, though he appears to be purely a defensive end at this point. So far he has been on campus for three years, and he has two tackles to show for it. A spike in playing time and effectiveness should not be expected at this juncture. He’s a good team guy, and I’ve heard talk that he might make a good coach some day, but I would be surprised to see him become a major player on the field this year.
Prediction: Backup defensive end