Jones finished as the No. 26 back last season (half-PPR), splitting time with Peyton Barber and Dare Ogunbowale. Barber is gone, but the Bucs drafted Ke’Shawn Vaughn in the third round, and Bruce Arians said that Vaughn can play on all three downs. Jones did run well last season, but never seemed to have the full confidence of the coaching staff. He averaged the fourth-most broken tackles per attempt last season and showed well as a receiver. He has reportedly been working very hard on his pass protection, which was his bugaboo in 2019. (He was benched for blowing a pass block, and now has the statuesque Tom Brady to protect.) If he has truly buttoned up his pass pro, he could turn into a three-down back for the Bucs.
Oct 23 · 5:41 PM EDT