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    Chad Jones

    9th Round Pick - No School (undefined) LHP

    I had to tune out when this pick came so I know nothing on this guy. What's his deal?

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    Re: Chad Jones

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    9th Round Pick - No School (undefined) LHP

    I had to tune out when this pick came so I know nothing on this guy. What's his deal?
    was drafted in the NFL by the Giants in the 3rd round as a safety.

    was in a serious car accident shortly after the draft and never played a down for the Giants. Seriously injured his leg and no longer has the ability to be an NFL safety.

    Was a 13th round by the Astros in 2007 but went to LSU.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_Jo...ican_football))
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    Re: Chad Jones

    Quote Originally Posted by jaydeebee21 View Post
    was drafted in the NFL by the Giants in the 3rd round as a safety.

    was in a serious car accident shortly after the draft and never played a down for the Giants. Seriously injured his leg and no longer has the ability to be an NFL safety.

    Was a 13th round by the Astros in 2007 but went to LSU.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chad_Jo...rican_football)
    Thanks!

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    Re: Chad Jones

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...d-nfl-comeback

    Former New York Giants third-round draft pick Chad Jones never played a down in the NFL after a devastating 2010 auto accident in which he nearly lost his left leg.

    Nearly three years removed from the accident, Jones officially has ended his football comeback, Fletcher Mackel of WDSU-TV in New Orleans reported Thursday.

    Once a hybrid safety/linebacker with excellent speed and unique athleticism, Jones simply couldn't recapture his pre-accident form after more than a dozen surgeries on his leg. Cut by the Giants last offseason, Jones worked out for his hometown New Orleans Saints as recently as late January.

    Jones now will turn his attention to pro baseball. A left-hander with a 91-mph fastball, Jones was a 13th-round pick by the Houston Astros coming out of high school. After helping LSU win the 2009 College World Series, he was selected by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 50th round of the 2010 MLB Draft. Jones passed up a potential MLB career when he was drafted by the Giants.

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    Re: Chad Jones

    Really interesting pick. I think he played OF in addition to being a really good reliever at LSU.

    He was a guy who many thought had a good shot of going in the 1st round of the NFL draft and slid to the early 3rd round. Not long after the draft, he was in a bad car accident that messed his leg up pretty bad and many thought immediately that it was career ending. It basically was, though he came back relatively healthy eventually, but without the elite burst that made him such a highly regarded prospect.


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