Data Scout Notes: 2012: NA/PHendricks/P3rdC...2011: NA...2010: NA
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Jones has been overshadowed by some bigger (literally and figuratively) names along the Georgia defensive line. Unlike massive space-eaters John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers, however, Jones has proven the athleticism and versatility to handle playing all along the Georgia defensive front, which likely will result in his earning high marks from scouts working for predominately 4-3 and 3-4 clubs.
Playing primarily at defensive end but also moving inside on occasion to defensive tackle, Jones registered a career high 48 tackles, including seven tackles for loss and four sacks.
He'd flashed big time talent early on, earning time as a true freshman (eight tackles, two tackles for loss in 2009) and sophomore (34 tackles, including 3.5 for loss while starting six games), including an eye-popping performance against state rival Georgia Tech (16 tackles, including two for loss and a forced fumble) that earned him SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week accolades.
Jones has good quickness off the snap, as well as the lateral agility, balance and power necessary to handle playing inside. His long arms and strength are also conducive to remaining outside as a five-technique defensive end.
With exceptional depth up front Georgia constantly rotates their defensive linemen so it is difficult to gauge how well Jones might do with more snaps. He's precisely the type of player whose draft stock is quietly higher with scouts than his media attention might lead one to believe -- but who may not earn the buzz in the scouting community until/if he is given an opportunity to "surprise" in one of the big senior all-star games.
One of team's Most Improved Player Award recipients (defense). ... Started all 14 games recording 48 tackles including 7.0 TFL and 4.0 sacks while also notching a forced fumble and 20 QBP. ... Recorded seven tackles at No. 21 Georgia Tech. ... SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week after he had four tackles, including 1.5 TFL vs. Kentucky. ... Had four tackles, including 1.5 TFL, vs. No. 24 Auburn. ... Three tackles, three pass PBUs and a forced fumble at Vanderbilt. ... Named to Phil Steele's 2011 Midseason All-SEC Third Team. ... Recorded six tackles, including one TFL, vs. No. 5 Boise St. ... Recipient of the Jack Davis Honorary Football Scholarship.
Has appeared in seven games making six starts; Has missed last six games with ankle injury...Had four tackles vs. Vanderbilt...Had four tackles against Buffalo...Named to SEC Coaches’ Preseason All-SEC Third Team...Named to Ted Hendricks Award Watch List and Phil Steele Preseason All-SEC Third Team...Recipient of the Jack Davis Honorary Football Scholarship...Career Highs: 16 tackles vs. Georgia Tech in 2010.
Appeared in 13 games making six starts recording 34 tackles including 3.5 for loss and six quarterback pressures. ... SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week after he registered a career-high 16 tackles, including two for loss, and forced a fumble vs. Ga. Tech. ... Recipient of the Hugar and Elizabeth Wilkes Football Scholarship. ... Earned Athletic Director's Honor Roll distinction for summer semester. ... Recorded three tackles, one sack, in G-Day game.
Named one of team's Newcomer of the Year award winners for defense. ... Appeared in 12 games making eight tackles, including two for loss, with four quarterback pressures. ... Recipient of Hugar and Elizabeth Wilkes Football Scholarship.
Northside, coached by Conrad Nix...USA Today All-USA Second Team Defense...PrepStar Dream Team...Atlanta Journal Constitution 2008 Georgia's Super 11, Super Southern 100, Class AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year, and All-State Team...2008 Georgia Sports Writers Association Class AAAAA Defensive Player of the Year and All-State Team... Maxpreps Second Team All-America...2008 Under Armour All-America High School Football Game participant....Rivals.com four-star prospect... Rivals.com #9 DT prospect nationally, #6 overall prospect in Georgia... DT rankings: Quickest (3), Best pass rusher (4)...Scout.com four-star prospect...Scout.com #2 DT prospect in the South, #10 nationally, and Dawg Post #4 overall prospect in Georgia....#22 ranked defensive end prospect by ESPN.com...As a senior, recorded 95 tackles, including 15 sacks...As a junior, recorded 72 tackles, including 13 sacks and nine tackles for loss.
Born: Sept. 8, 1991; Major: Communication Studies.
Draft Scout Player News
02/15/17 - DT Abry Jones was re-signed by the Jaguars to a four-year contract before he could test unrestricted free agency. The deal for the 25-year-old Jones is worth $16 million and includes a guarantee of $6.5 million. The 6-4, 318-pound Jones has appeared in 54 games with 11 starts since originally signing with the Jaguars as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2013 out of Georgia. He owns 96 total tackles, 5.5 sacks, 10 tackles for loss and four passes defensed. In 2016, Jones started a career-high nine games and finished with 32 tackles.
12/14/16 - DT Arby Jones has started five games since Roy Miller was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve. Jones is battling a knee injury and saw limited time in Wednesday's practice.
12/01/16 - DT Abry Jones was limited in practice a second straight day. Jones an ankle injury.
11/27/16 - DT Abry Jones (ankle) did not play Sunday at Buffalo.
11/21/16 - DT Abry Jones suffered an ankle sprain on Sunday and will be evaluated later in the week regarding his status.