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Jones among top athletes in draft

More NFL teams are looking for athletic players who have the versatility to play a number of different positions.

Updated: April 21, 2005, 2:52 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

It is a simple, three-letter bit of shorthand, A-T-H, historically more germane to the college game than to the pros. But given the diverse skills possessed by several of the prospects in the 2005 draft, the abbreviation might soon force itself into the NFL's ever-evolving scouting vernacular.

The handle, for the college ranks, has long referred to a player unable to be pigeonholed or projected into a specific position. And, thus, the ATH appellation, short for a player recruited as an ...

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