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.”
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Tyquwan glass former Muir/ Fresno state player. Is having a try out with Tampa bay. Sgv is in the building!
I was at that WC- LS game, it was 21-0 in nothing flat, I think WC threw 5 passes in the whole game
WC was just too much for LS that night. You don’t need future NFL talent to win at that level although it would help. I’m no historian, but I believe LS has reached at least the semi’s every season it seems since 2010. They were very good, but nobody was going to beat WC that year when they steamrolled everyone in the playoffs.
Recall that in the 2011 title match between WC and LS, the Lancer OFFENSE was giving up touchdowns along with the defense….that’s the only way you can get to 84 points in the shorter time frame of HS ball. Also, nobody from that Whittier-based squad is coming within a thousand miles of an NFL contract.
I knew he was something special when he was a starting DB as a sophomore on the 2011 CIF Championship team! The same team that dropped 84 points on a very good La Serna squad!
Congratulations Sidney! Have a speedy recovery from that achilles injury! Can’t wait to see you play on Sundays!