Ronald Jones hasn’t taken this offseason lightly as he looks to rebound from a poor rookie year with the Bucs.
Compiling just 44 rush yards and one touchdown while averaging less than two yards per carry, Jones, a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, comes into 2019 with no guarantee that he’ll be in the rotation of running backs this season. He will have competition with Andre Ellington, Bruce Anderson, Dare Ogunbowale for the second- and third-string positions.
In a story from Charean Williams on ProFootballTalk.com, Jones discussed that part of the work he has put in during the offseason included adding more weight, increasing from 208 pounds to 221 this offseason.
“I’ve put on a lot of pounds of muscle,” Jones said. “I’ve been training with my guy, eating four or five meals a day, protein shakes right after workouts. I’m bigger.”
Jones also reflected on his rookie season in Williams’ article followed by stating his goals for 2019. It sounds like he has a whole new outlook coming into this training camp.
“I’m a playmaker,” Jones said. “I just want the opportunity.”