NFL Draft Tracker: Bengals Will Host Jonathan Cyprien. Have met with Don Jones & Cornellius Carradine

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Jan 06, 2013; Mobile, AL USA; Arkansas State Red Wolves defensive back Don Jones (5) tackles Kent State Golden Flashes running back Dri Archer (1) during the first half at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports


Aaron Wilson of and the Baltimore Sun reports Arkansas State safety Don Jones is visiting the Cincinnati Bengals today:

Jones has emerged as one of the fastest-rising draft prospects and could be drafted anywhere from the second round to the fifth round due to his athleticism, positional flexibility at cornerback and safety and special-teams skills.
Jones has visited the Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders, Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars.
He has conducted private workouts with the Cleveland Browns, Dolphins, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles.
Jones has a 42-inch vertical leap and has run the 40-yard dash in 4.39 to low 4.4 clockings.
The 5-foot-11, 191-pounder bench pressed 225 pounds 17 times and had a 10-7 broad jump, a 4.48 20-yard shuttle and a 7.19 three-cone drill at his campus Pro Day workout.
Jones had 54 tackles, 6 1/2 for losses and an interception in his first season after transferring from Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College.
He played running back and high school, where he was the state champion in the 100, 200 and 400 meters. He rushed for 1,853 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior.



September 29, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles defensive end Cornellius Carradine (91) forces South Florida Bulls quarterback Matt Floyd (11) to fumble the ball during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Florida State Seminoles defeated the South Florida Bulls 30-17. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports



Another visit scheduled to occur this weekend is with Florida State defensive end Cornellius “Tank” Carradine, who suffered a torn ACL late in the 2012 college football season. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Carradine is planning to run in front of NFL scouts in Cincinnati on Saturday. This comes four months after his season-ending knee injury in the Seminole’s regular-season finale against the Florida Gators.

Despite that setback, Carradine is highly motivated and believes he has a long, productive NFL career ahead of him:

My goal is to play 10 to 12 years in the NFL and be at least an eight- to nine-time Pro Bowler. I want to be a great player. I want to leave as a Hall of Famer.


In his final season at FSU, Tank amassed 47 solo tackles, 13 tackles for loss, and 11 sacks in just 11 games.


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