Before he decides to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl, Mac Jones completed his mission of being one of the best players on the field throughout the week of practice at Hancock Whitney Stadium.
His draft value is now cemented as a first-rounder. Jones impressed all 32 NFL teams, scouts, media pundits, draft analysts, and talent evaluators. He performed well with his accuracy, leadership, ball placement, and command of the American team offense coached by Matt Rhule of the Carolina Panthers. After earning high praises from everyone involved, the former University of Alabama picked up an award on Friday. Jones was named the top quarterback on the American team in a vote from players on the secondary of the National team. He was one of few athletes to win practice player-of-the-week honor from the event.
Alabama’s Mac Jones was named top QB on the American team in a vote from the secondary group at practice player-of-the-week awards ceremony tonight at 2021 Reese’s Senior Bowl. #TheDraftStartsInMobile pic.twitter.com/6TUPjxbJ9P
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) January 30, 2021
For Jones, he proved that it was his work ethic and the time he puts into football that made him dominant in 2020.
Despite not having DeVonta Smith in practice, the former three-star recruit produced a rhythm with Kadarius Toney (Florida), Trevon Grimes (Florida), Amari Rodgers (Clemson), and Racey McMath (LSU) among others. Jones rolled his left ankle in Thursday’s practice, so it will depend on how he feels if he chooses to play in the Senior Bowl.
NFL Network will air the exhibition today at 1:30 p.m. CT.
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