Terrell Davis Predicts Decent Season for Ronald Jones


Terrell Davis, an NFL Analyst and former running back for the Denver Broncos, predicted potential breakout candidates for the upcoming campaign. Among those running backs is Tampa Bay’s very own Ronald Jones.

“Jones’ rookie campaign was a disappointing one… Thankfully, it’s a new season. Bucs running backs coach Todd McNair said during minicamp earlier this month that Jones looks more like the player the Bucs took in the second round than the one on the field last fall. This is an encouraging report heading into next month’s training camp. He’s talented, explosive and is going to get his opportunities to win the starting job over Peyton Barber. If he performs to his ability, Jones could lock up the RB1 gig before too long. Jones and the ground game should also benefit from Jameis Winston‘s development under first-year Bucs head coach Bruce Arians. And let’s not forget what David Johnson did under Arians’ direction as well.”

Ronald Jones’ rookie year was more than disappointing. Averaging less than 2 yards per carry is simply unexcusable.

Without a doubt, it will be extremely tough for Jones to turn his career around after such a terrible start. However, crazier things happen in sports all the time. The lack of competition at the position could work in Jones’ favor. Maybe Bruce Arians and the new coaching regime can work some magic with the former Trojan. Although he does have potential, comparing him to David Johnson seems very far fetched after his first year in the league.

According to Davis, “there is a new young running back who takes the league by storm every year”. Does Ronald Jones have a chance to be this kind of player this year?

The odds are not in his favor. Yet, it is certainly possible for him to break out and turn his career around.

If you would like to read Terrell Davis’ full article, you can find it HERE.