Another Steele Knight is heading to the NFL.
With the 221st overall pick in the seventh round of the 2023 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts selected Steele alumnus and Texas A&M standout cornerback Jaylon Jones. Standing 6-foot-2 at 200 pounds with a 76-inch wingspan, Jones started all 32 of the games he played over the course of three seasons with the Aggies. In that span, he recorded 98 tackles, 14 pass break-ups, three interceptions and a fumble recovery. In 2022, Jones only allowed 94 yards to receivers he covered.
At the 2023 NFL Combine, Jones posted a 4.57-second 40-yard dash. He is the third player from Texas A&M to be drafted this year.
Jones joins Cowboys offensive tackle Terence Steele, Broncos defensive back Caden Sterns and Chargers safety JT Woods as Steele Knights currently signed to NFL teams.