Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones’ name was tossed around the 2015 NFL Draft conversation after he almost singlehandedly led the Buckeyes to a national championship and when he tweeted that he had a “life-changing decision” to announce, he basically trolled everyone when he said he’d be staying at Ohio State for the 2015 season.
Speaking to reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, including Laken Litman of USA Today, Jones went into detail about how great a decision it turned out to be for him.
“A year helped me a little more with maturity things,” he said. “Being faced with different obstacles for the season and things like that. I think this year going back to school definitely did help.”
Jones wound up winning the starting quarterback’s job out of training camp and looked strong at first, but inconsistent play led to him being benched for J.T. Barrett at midseason. Shortly after Ohio State’s loss to Michigan State late in the season, he announced his intention to enter the 2016 NFL Draft.
Jones is big for a quarterback at 6-foot-5, 253 pounds, the heaviest of the men at his position in Indianapolis, but is still an intriguing prospect. Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates from his path to the NFL!
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