Tyler Jones

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Tyler Jones
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No. 93     Tennessee Titans
Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: August 2nd, 1997 (age 24)
Place of birth: Oxford, GA
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)Weight: 257 lb (117 kg)
Career information
College: Mississippi State Bulldogs
NFL Draft: 2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Debuted in 2020 for the Tennessee Titans
Career history
  • Tennessee Titans (2020-present)
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
College
  • 1x Lombardi Award Winner (2019)
  • 1x Ted Hendricks Award Winner (2019)
  • 1x Heisman Award Nominee (2019)
  • 2x All-American (2018, 2019)
  • 2x All-SEC 1st Team (2018, 2019)
  • 2x National DPOTW (Week 13, 2018, Week 16, 2018)
NFL
  • 1x Defensive ROTY (2020)
  • 1x Pro Bowl (2020)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2021
Tackles 35
Sacks 8.5

Tyler Jones (born August 2, 1997) is an American football defensive end for the Tennessee Titans.

College career

Jones attended Oxford College of Emory University in Georgia, a junior college program, for 2 years. He committed to play for Mississippi State. In his first season on campus, he broke the single season record for sacks with 15.5, which fell one year later to Dexter Flowers. Jones had a strong senior season despite lower sack numbers and was a Heisman nominee.

College statistics

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Mississippi State Bulldogs
Season Defense
GP GS Tackles Int Sacks FF FR TD Safeties
2018 13 13 25 0 15.5 1 2 1 1
2019 13 13 45 0 11.0 0 0 0 0
NCAA Career Totals 26 26 70 0 26.5 1 2 1 1

Professional career

Pre-draft

Jones was one of the highest rated players entering the draft. There was a general consensus that Jones and Raheem Robinson were the two best players in the draft class.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash Shuttle 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 1 in 257 lb 4.66 s 4.23 s 6.93 s 33.5 in 30 reps


Draft

Leading up to the draft it became apparent that Jones would be the first overall selection over Raheem Robinson. Jones was selected with the first overall pick in the 2020 NFLHC draft by the Titans.

Tennessee Titans

Jones did not disappoint in his rookie season, becoming the Defensive Rookie of the Year and making his first Pro Bowl appearance.

Career Stats

Year Team Games Starts Defensive Rating
Tackles Sacks FF FR INT TD Safeties
2020 TEN 16 16 35 8.5 0 0 0 0 0 83
2021 TEN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 88
Career 16 16 35 8.5 0 0 0 0 0
Contract History
Year Team Contract
Year
Contract Information Notes
Years Total Guaranteed Non-Guaranteed
2020 TEN 1st 4 24 3 3 Drafted
2021 TEN 2nd 3 3
Career 2 12 6 6
Injury History
Year Team Injury Information Notes
Games Missed Type
2020 TEN 0 N/A
Career 0