Sep 28, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiverKenny Shaw
(81) carries the ball against Boston College Eagles defensive back Bryce Jones (17) during the second half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports
Top 10 2014 Boston College Football Impact Players, 10-6
8. Bryce Jones, CB
Bryce Jones has played in every game of his possible 25 so far at Boston College. Entering his junior year, he is now a veteran player with significant in-game experience. By the time his Eagles playing career is over, he could have close to 50 games under his belt, with many of them starts.
Last season, Jones had 62 tackles, including 5.5 tackles for a loss, with two interceptions and three recovered fumbles. He got a lot of playing time for Boston College, and he did a lot with it as well.
This year, the Eagles are going to need even more out of him in that defensive backfield. Generally speaking, the defensive secondary is a unit that we have all known needs to improve entering this season. It has sometimes been seen in the past that defenses under Don Brown tend to perform better in the second year; his playmaking ability will be crucial in ensuring that that happens.