Utah Jazz NBA Draft outlook: 2 possible need-fillers

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Potential Utah Jazz draft selection: Herbert Jones

Seeing that Alabama product Herbert Jones is 22 years old, he could contribute right away.

Plus, given his 7-foot wingspan and defensive tenacity, Jones fits a mold of what the Jazz should be looking for this offseason. Consider this assessment from Kyle Boone of CBS Sports:

"“An elite defender who won SEC Player of the Year honors last season, Herbert Jones is a big-bodied wing who can switch defensively and is a plus-playmaker from his position. The jumper is a concern and likely keeping him from being a surefire first-rounder, but he made strides in that area last season.”"

Jones averaged 11.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.1 blocks as a senior for a Crimson Tide squad that finished atop the SEC. The 6-foot-8, 210-pound small forward did so while shooting 44.6 percent from the field, 35.1 percent from downtown, and 71.3 percent from the charity stripe.