Scout's Notebook: TE Braden Jones

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The Vikings pulled about 90 players from their draft board due to character or injury issues. Despite their emphasis on character, they're comfortable that rookie free agent TE Braden Jones has put his off-field problems behind him. If they're right, they might have gotten themselves a real find as a pass-catching tight end in their West Coast Offense. Here's a complete scouting report…

#87, Braden Jones, TE(6031, 260, 4.55-4.76) Southern Illinois Personal:  Born April 20, 1983. His parents are Dr. Larry and Janet Jones. His father is a family practitioner in Harrisburg, IL. He played RB, WR, TE and S in high school, leading his team to a 14-0 record and 3A title his senior year. Was also second in the state long jump (22’-10”). College:  Enrolled at Northwestern in...

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