Byron Jones, cornerback, Dallas Cowboys
Jones started 11 games, split between cornerback and free safety for the Cowboys as a rookie. He had 66 tackles, nine passes defended and no interceptions.
We’re not going to judge a guy on a single season, but Jones took his lumps, especially when playing corner. That’s probably not his best position, but he had to play it more often than the Cowboys would have liked because of a rash of injuries. He became a full-time starter at free safety in November.
Jones appears to be trending in the right direction and should at least be a solid starter for a while.