NFL prospect Byron Jones was standing in place at the league’s scouting combine on Monday when he bent his knees, jumped off both feet and landed 12 feet and three inches away from where he started.
That’s an NFL combine record, but that word almost feels like an understatement. Jones actually jumped a full eight inches farther than what was previously logged in the NFL.com database as the top broad jump, as this type of jump is called, and may have set a world record, too. Not bad for a Monday.
Jones was previously a cornerback at the University of Connecticut, where he injured his shoulder during his senior season. But he’s looking plenty healthy now. Jones also came just a half inch away from tying the record for vertical jump.
Something tells us someone will find room for him on their team.