By Tim Peterson
West Covina’s Sidney Jones was drafted in the second round (43rd overall) by the Philadelphia Eagles Friday night.
Jones played for Mike Maggiore at West Covina where he starred at wide receiver and defensive back before heading off to the University of Washington in 2014.
“It’s very cool. I thought he might go a little lower because of the injury,” Maggiore said of Jones who is coming off of an Achilles injury. “The Eagles love him. I spent a lot of time on the phone with the Eagles senior scout a couple of months ago. They think they got a shutdown playmaker at corner. I think they are right. A top 15 pick in the second round! Could be a steal.”