Name: Javancy Jones
School: Jackson State
Projected NFL Position: LB
Draft Class: 2017
Q & A with Javancy Jones
What is your name, school, and position?
Javancy Jones, Jackson State University, LB
What is your height and weight?
6’2″, 245 lbs
What do you consider your biggest asset on the field?
Versatility. I have played under 4 defensive coordinators in 4 years! I’ve played in a 4-2-5, 3-4, 4-3, and a 3-3-5. I’ve played every position in the front seven from end, 1 tech, 3 tech, and every linebacker position.
Why did you choose your current college to further your football career?
My mom was given 3 months to live and she asked me to stay close to home, but once I visited JSU and met the coaches I fell in love.
What is something about yourself, that most people don’t know?
Most people don’t know I’m a tennis player and I love tennis.
What is one area of your game that you would like to improve, and what’s your plan to do so?
I would like to become a better coverage linebacker. I’ve been working on loosening up my hips to become more flexible. I am currently taking ballet and yoga to become more flexible.
Who is the best player that you’ve played against so far in your career?
Isaiah Crowell. He runs the ball so hard and so low.
Who is your favorite NFL player at your position and why?
Khalil Mack! He’s very versatile also. He was all pro in two different positions and I was all-conference in two different positions.(first team de,second team linebacker)
What NFL team is your favorite and why?
I don’t really have a favorite team. I just love the game of football and only time I care about who win is when I’m playing.
Any parting words for your fans or friends?
First, I want to thank God for bringing me this far. I also want to thank Thee Jackson State University for giving me a chance to pursue not just a NFL dream but a college education also. To any team out there, You are getting a work horse. I pride myself on making plays and getting better. I do whatever is necessary to make the team better – whether that is playing DE or LB or even special teams. I bring that type of work ethic and commitment to everything I do. I play for my mom and my daughter and I’m willing to do anything to make them happy!
351 total tackles
77 tackles for a loss (lead nation Junior year)
4 forced fumbles
Javancy has been a dominant force at Jackson State, no matter what position he lines up at. He has the build and athleticism to thrive at any Linebacker position regardless of scheme. He a great first step and violent hands, that’s what allow him to succeed on the edges. He shows an above average ability to diagnose run plays, which puts him in position to shoot gaps and hit the ball carrier in the backfield. He’s a leader on the field, and can often be seen hyping teammates. He had a good showing at the Shrine Game, and has been having a good few days at The Reese’s Senior Bowl. He has a very real chance of being drafted this year, and Tyrant Scouting gave him a Draftable grade here.