Jacquez Jones is officially a Kentucky Wildcat. In three years at Ole Miss, the Rebels’ leading tackle in 2020 and SEC All-Freshman selection in 2018 produced quite a few highlights. While Adam Luckett breaks down the tape in the KSR Film Room, let’s just sit back and enjoy what Jones has to offer from an elementary perspective.
In 2019 the linebacker wore #10 and was rarely fooled by misdirection.
In his sophomore season he was mic’d up for a practice ahead of their road trip to his hometown of Tuscaloosa.
Some of his best work is done on kickoffs. I can’t decide which hit hurts more to watch, this one in Death Valley…
Here’s the hit by Jacquez Jones that’s under review for targeting. Trey Palmer loses the helmet.
— Jeff Nowak (@Jeff_Nowak) December 19, 2020
… or the hit suffered by this poor unsuspecting FCS opponent.
Better look at that kit on the kickoff… Jacquez Jones my goodness pic.twitter.com/ByyDHoOoZY
— Nick Niehaus (@nickniehausWAPT) September 14, 2019
He doesn’t just lower the boomstick. Jones shows great discipline by playing in this tight end’s hip pocket, ready to strike and force the pass deflection.
Jared Pinkney could be the first tight end off the board in the 2020 draft. #OleMiss held him to one catch.
A lot of the time, it was Jacquez Jones in coverage on Pinkney, as he was in this play where his tip nearly forces an interception pic.twitter.com/VERJR9nnaY
— Nathanael Gabler (@nategabler) October 7, 2019
As a true freshman, he showed off that quick reaction time and aggressiveness by forcing a fumble against SE Louisiana.
Well here’s the positives of Jacquez Jones’ aggression. Ball comes out at the end here. pic.twitter.com/2gZl8KzbQD
— Nathanael Gabler (@nategabler) September 17, 2019
Last year Vanderbilt tried to lull the Rebels to sleep with a screen, but Jones was not fooled, creating contact with the Commodore running back at the line of scrimmage.
— The Rebel Walk (@TheRebelWalk) October 31, 2020