The Dallas Cowboys’ first round pick, Byron Jones came to the University of Connecticut as a safety and left as a cornerback, having spent two seasons in each position. His new head coach Jason Garrett made clear shortly after the team made the pick that he doesn’t think the idea of Jones playing both positions in the NFL is at all unrealistic.
“I do believe it’s a realistic projection for him to play corner in this league and also play free safety in this league,” Garrett said, per the Dallas Morning News. “He has the athletic ability and he has the experience. He’s one of those guys we really think has a great upside.”
The Cowboys will start Jones out at cornerback, but the newly minted first rounder himself is certainly open to the idea of playing both positions.
“Whatever they want me to do... I’ll do it all,” Jones said.