4 Patriots that the Browns need to have a plan for in Week 6

Patriots, Rhamondre Stevenson. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports
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No. 3: Jonathan and Jack Jones

The Patriots are the most successful professional sports franchise of the 21st century. Obviously, their six Super Bowl victories since 2001 get all the headlines. But one thing that the Patriots do that doesn’t get talked about nearly enough is their ability to find young cornerbacks, integrate them into their system, maximize their abilities, and then not pay them.

Enter Jonathan and Jack Jones. Jonathan Jones came to the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Auburn in 2016. New England brought Jones along in their system and allowed him to develop his skillset. Used as a rotational player and occasional spot starter over the first part of his career, Jones gained the confidence of the Patriots coaching staff. Now in his seventh NFL season, Jones is the CB1 for the Patriots and is playing at a very high level.

However, this is the last season that Jonathan Jones is under contract with New England. So, naturally, the Patriots are developing a new cornerback to be the heir apparent for their defense. This is where Jack Jones enters the conversation.

Jack Jones is a rookie that was selected by the Patriots in the fourth round out of Arizona State. The younger Jones is an undersized turnover machine. Listed at 5-foot-9 and 175 pounds, Jones plays with an aggressiveness that you don’t often see from rookie cornerbacks.

Jones comes into Sunday’s contest with Cleveland having snagged interceptions in each of his last two games. The second of which was an ultra-impressive play where Jones came off his man to make a highlight reel boundary interception against the Lions.

The Joneses are going to provide the most dangerous cornerback tandem that the Browns have gone up against so far this season. It is imperative that Jacoby Brissett and the Browns stay out of predictive passing situations against these Patriot corners.