Ronald Jones
Ronald Jones
22-Year-Old Running BackRB
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Questionable
Injury Knee
2019 Fantasy Outlook
A second-round pick out of USC, Jones didn't get on the field until Week 4 of his rookie season and didn't get a carry after Week 13, as coach Dirk Koetter kept using Peyton Barber as his lead back even after a playoff spot was out of reach. Jones' final numbers were abysmal - not surprising given his inconsistent workload - but new coach Bruce Arians' offense might be just what he needs to unlock his potential, especially after the team gave him a vote of confidence by not adding competition in the draft. Jones showed tremendous speed, acceleration and elusiveness in college, and in a more dynamic scheme and playing for a coach willing to give him a chance, he could be headed for a breakout campaign. On the other hand, Arians likely plans to install a pass-first offense, and neither Jones nor Barber has shown much potential as a receiving weapon. It's anyone's guess how the snaps ultimately are divided in this backfield, with Andre Ellington potentially also in the mix. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $7.07 million contract with the Buccaneers in June of 2018.
Limited by knee soreness
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
Knee
August 19, 2019
Jones (knee) did not practice Monday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Auman additionally reported that Jones didn't have any sort of limp and that head coach Bruce Arians attributed Jones' absence strictly to soreness. The second-year back got plenty of work throughout training camp and logged a pair of carries in Friday's preseason win over the Dolphins, but Kevin O'Donnell of Fox13 tweeted a screen shot of a potential hyperextension that Jones may have suffered in his left knee while returning the opening kickoff of that contest. Jones should be considered day-to-day for the time being, with his next opportunity to practice coming Tuesday.
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Advanced NFL Stats
How do Ronald Jones' 2018 advanced stats compare to other running backs?
This section compares his advanced stats with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average. The longer the bar, the better it is for the player.
  • Broken Tackle %
    The number of broken tackles divided by rush attempts.
  • Positive Run %
    The percentage of run plays where he was able to gain positive yardage.
  • % Yds After Contact
    The percentage of his rushing yards that came after contact.
  • Avg Yds After Contact
    The average rushing yards he gains after contact.
  • Rushing TD %
    Rushing touchdowns divided by rushing attempts. In other words, how often is he scoring when running the ball.
  • Touches Per Game
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) he is averaging per game
  • % Snaps w/Touch
    The number of touches (rushing attempts + receptions) divided by offensive snaps played.
  • Air Yards Per Game
    The number of air yards he is averaging per game. Air yards measure how far the ball was thrown downfield for both complete and incomplete passes. Air yards are recorded as a negative value when the pass is targeted behind the line of scrimmage. All air yards data is from Sports Info Solutions and does not include throwaways as targeted passes.
  • Air Yards Per Snap
    The number of air yards he is averaging per offensive snap.
  • % Team Air Yards
    The percentage of the team's total air yards he accounts for.
  • % Team Targets
    The percentage of the team's total targets he accounts for.
  • Avg Depth of Target
    Also known as aDOT, this stat measures the average distance down field he is being targeted at.
  • Catch Rate
    The number of catches made divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Drop Rate
    The number of passes he dropped divided by the number of times he was targeted by the quarterback.
  • Avg Yds After Catch
    The number of yards he gains after the catch on his receptions.
Broken Tackle %
8.7%
 
Positive Run %
69.6%
 
% Yds After Contact
104.5%
 
Avg Yds After Contact
2.0
 
Rushing TD %
4.3%
 
Touches Per Game
3.3
 
% Snaps w/Touch
33.3%
 
Air Yards Per Game
-1.6
 
Air Yards Per Snap
-0.16
 
% Team Air Yards
-0.2%
 
% Team Targets
1.5%
 
Avg Depth of Target
-1.6 Yds
 
Catch Rate
77.8%
 
Drop Rate
22.2%
 
Avg Yds After Catch
5.9
 
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2018 Ronald Jones Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Ronald Jones' measurables compare to other running backs?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
5' 11"
 
Weight
208 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.65 sec
 
Vertical Jump
36.5 in
 
Hand Length
8.75 in
 
Arm Length
31.13 in
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Buccaneers finally gave up on the idea that Doug Martin would be a consistent backfield weapon for them last year, and the front office wasted no time in finding his replacement, selecting Jones with the 38th overall pick in this year's draft. At 5-11, 205, Jones displayed breakaway speed throughout his college career at USC and likely would've done much better than his 4.65 40 time from the combine if he hadn't strained his hamstring while running (he improved to 4.48 at his pro day). Jones has a fluid, upright running style and doesn't take long to hit his top speed, displaying elusiveness in the open field and the ability to change directions on a dime. He wasn't used much as a receiver by the Trojans, but he's shown some natural ability in that area as well. Tampa has plenty of veteran options on the depth chart behind him, and concerns about his size could limit his touches out of the gate, but Jones figures to get every chance to prove he can be a difference-maker in the backfield.
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Quiet in Game 2
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 16, 2019
Jones rushed for seven yards on two carries during Friday's 16-14 preseason win over Miami. He added a 15-yard kick return during the contest.
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Carries training camp momentum over
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
August 9, 2019
Jones rushed four times for 18 yards and brought in his only target for five yards in the Buccaneers' 30-28 preseason loss to the Steelers on Friday. He also returned one kickoff for 19 yards.
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Thrives during live tackling
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
July 31, 2019
Jones stood out with two big plays in Tuesday's live-tackling practice session and remains a legitimate contender for the lead-back role, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports. "He's an explosive player," coach Bruce Arians said of Jones. "He's going to be a happening player. He's going to make big plays like that."
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Bulks up in offseason
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
July 16, 2019
Jones is up to 221 pounds after playing at approximately 208 pounds during his rookie season last year, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Displays offseason progress
RBTampa Bay Buccaneers
June 28, 2019
The Buccaneers are excited about the progress Jones displayed during their offseason program, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
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