Projected first-round pick Sidney Jones reportedly suffers torn Achilles at pro day

Projected first-round pick Sidney Jones suffered a torn Achilles on Saturday at Washington’s pro day, The Seattle Times reported.

The Huskies cornerback clutched at his left leg and had to be carted off after going down while backpedaling during a drill.

“It’s really tough, just because Sidney’s one of our best friends, all of our best friends, (and) he’s a great prospect coming out,” fellow Huskies DB Budda Baker told the Associated Press. “Felt like he could have been the first corner and still can be the first corner off the draft board. The last drill, last thing you’ve got to do, and that happens. Definitely sad, but we know Sidney’s strong and he’s going to still be there.”

Jones, a junior and two-time All-Pac-12 player, was projected as a late first-rounder in Peter Schrager’s pre-Combine mock draft. Jones was the top cornerback for a Washington defense that led the Pac-12 with just 17.7 points per game allowed. He finished his Washington career with 145 tackles, eight interceptions and six forced fumbles in 40 games.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.