Jones hopes to be picked in first round

Updated: January 4, 2010, 10:08 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN.com

Georgia Bulldogs junior safety Reshad Jones said Monday he will enter the next NFL draft.

Jones said he and linebacker Rennie Curran plan to have a teleconference Tuesday to announce their intentions.

Jones said Curran told him he is very likely to announce he will also enter the NFL draft.

"I feel like I've done everything I can do at Georgia," Jones said. "I'm physically and mentally ready. I bring passion to the game and also versatility, because I can play both free and strong safety."

Jones, 6 feet 2, 212 pounds, said he is projected by most as a second round pick but believes he can work himself into the first round.

Joe Schad is a college football reporter for ESPN.com.

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