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Cardale Jones insists hes in correct NFL

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October 31, 2017


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INDIANAPOLIS Erstwhile Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones fielded five questions before I got a chance to ask the one that seemed most obvious, the one that lingered throughout the Buckeyes 2015 season as he struggled to hold the starting quarterback job and ultimately lost it to J.T. Barrett.Does any part of him regret that he did not enter the draft a year ago and participate in the NFL Scouting Combine back then?MORE: NFL Mock Draft 2016| STEELE Dwayne Allen Jersey :Somebody will panic, reach for QB"Of course not,"he said.He saw no need to elaborate, although eventually he did.It seemedludicrous at the time, the notion that Jones would enter the draft having started just three games in his college football career. He had begun the 2014 season as a third-stringer, butBraxton Miller was injured before the season and Barrett was hurtin the final regular-season game against Michigan. SoJones started the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin, the College Football Playoff semifinal against Alabama and Matthew Slater Jersey the national title game against Oregon all wins.Those werepretty high-level starts, so maybe it wasnt crazy.Jones recognized his lack of experience, though, and returned for another season at Ohio State. He won the starting job but never was quite the force hed been in those big games the prior season. He threw for eight touchdowns; he threw five interceptions. In late October, he was benched."To me, personally, it was a disappointment for the personal goals, the things that I wanted to accomplish, Jones said. "But everything that happened was for the betterment of the team. My goals and the things I wanted to do as the quarterback, as the leader of that team, they dont outweigh the teams succe s."During his time as a Buckeyes quarterback, Jones never lost a start …only a job. After he went 9 of 15 for 84 yards against Penn State, a game Barrett finished and produced the nece sary offense for a 38-10 victory, Jones was removed as full-time starter.MORE: Top 10 Buckeyes of all time | Draft scouts' new favorite questionBarrett held the job the remainder of the season. Jones played briefly in blowouts of Rutgers and Illinois and started against Minnesota because Barrett was suspended for a DUI charge.Jones said that was one of the greatest le sons he learned from his final season at OSU: to always stay ready to play."I think if Id gotten benched and had the wrong mindset, Brandon Bolden Jersey I dont think our team would have had as much succe s against Minnesota," Jones said.Jones became famous at OSU for his activity on Twitter, including one tweet that suggested "cla ses are pointle s," and another episode from last season, when he changed Brandin Cooks Jersey his bio to "2nd string" QB.Some team reps have asked about it during the Combine."Really, I only had a couple tweets I shouldnt have had when I was younger, he said.Jones said remaining at Ohio State did help him with simply gaining experience. If he is not selected high in the draft,there will be those who suggest that not playing at all would have been preferable to playing poorly. Its an easy call to make theres no way to know, because he did play.MORE: Stars who overcame bad tryouts| All-time best Combine performancesBut he understands what he did not know. He insists he needed experience."Last year I was coming off three games playing, probably, a total of maybe le s than 200 snaps in my college career at that point," Jones said."Only time will tell (if) Im ready."


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