Last week, former USC running back Ronald Jones II performed in front of 15 NFL clubs where he was finally able to run the forty-yard dash again after rehabbing a hamstring injury over the past several weeks.
Fortunately for the scouts in attendance, Jones was able to demonstrate the incredible burst we’ve all come to know and love from his game film. It was reported he ran a 4.48-second forty-yard dash, a stellar upgrade from his 4.65 at the combine, after being measured in at 5-foot-11 and 209 pounds.
With an offensive theme that might as well be “pick your poison”, the Chargers have a host of playmakers across the board already. Yet, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to potentially add one more to the fold.
ESPN’s Eric Williams highlighted an interesting quote from head coach Anthony Lynn that shined some light on how he would like the offense to be synergistic with the defense:
“Those edge rushers [Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram] are at their best when you’re making the other team pass,” Lynn said. “So you can put more weapons on the offensive side of the ball to keep that offense rolling, forcing people into throwing situations to take advantage of the personnel that you do have.”
After another off-season that saw the Bolts upgrade a key spot along the offensive line, adding another explosive talent to run behind the revamped front should leave fans excited, and opponents worried.
Ronald Jones has as many ridiculous runs as Barkley on tape if we’re being honest. pic.twitter.com/0b9Xj7M1ui— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) April 8, 2018
If you haven’t watched a ton of Jones yet, here is a great read by Benjamin Solak of NDT Scouting LLC. It highlights how he was utilized at USC and shows off the traits he could potentially bring to the Bolts’ offense.