So far in camp, the Redskins certainly are using Matt Jones as the top runner. He gets the first rep in individual drills, and running backs coach Randy Jordan is working with the former Florida Gator on what seems like every snap. Emphasizing body lean and ball control, Jordan watches intently as Jones works through drills.
Throughout the offseason, Jones has seemed like a different player than his rookie season.
"My approach was way different this offseason, as it should have been, just knowing I had an opportunity to compete for the starting role," he said.
Jones added a personal trainer and worked with a massage therapist as well as changed his diet. We'll see if the moves pay off. Jones is poised to be the RB1 but the Skins struggled to run the ball last year and resorted to the pass - something beat writers are saying could happen again given the talent in the passing game. Still, Jones is one of those guys to look at if you're using the Zero-RB strategy and should provide some value in the late fifth, early sixth range