Patriots preseason: Thuney, Mitchell lead top five rookies so far

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Aug 11, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones (31) knocks down a pass intended for New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /

4. Jonathan Jones

Here’s the other undrafted rookie corner the Patriots acquired in May; Jones has proven to be the best out of the trio, and thus he gets ranked above LeBlanc and Bentley. Not only is Jones extremely fast and athletic, but he has displayed excellent coverage fundamentals. Against the Saints, Jones made a sweet play in his own end zone, twirling around at the perfect time to face the incoming pass instead of drawing a pass interference penalty like many NFL cornerbacks make the mistake of doing in that situation.

31 days until kickoff: Profiling No. 31 Jonathan Jones

Right now, roster chances promising for the Auburn product as long as he keeps up the good work in the coming Patriots preseason practices and games. A top four cornerback group of Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, Cyrus Jones and this Jones is fine with this writer. And then let E.J. Biggers, Justin Coleman and LeBlanc fight for the final spot.

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