Stephen Jones had a knack for finding the end zone during his time as a running back for the Arkansas-Pine Bluff football team.

Stephen Jones had a knack for finding the end zone during his time as a running back for the Arkansas-Pine Bluff football team.

Jones is now hoping his nose for the end zone helps him score a spot with an NFL team when the draft concludes this weekend.

The NFL Draft begins today at 7 p.m. with the first round. It continues at 6 p.m. on Friday with rounds two and three before the fourth round starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday, which is the final day of the draft.

Jones will have his phone close during the entire draft.

“Just being a human being, I think it’s normal to be nervous about the situation,” he said in a phone interview on Wednesday. “I really don’t know where I fit in at, but I think I do deserve the opportunity to get a chance at the NFL.”

Jones led UAPB in scoring with 72 points, all from his 12 touchdowns as helped the Lions finish 6-5 this past season. He also rushed for 460 yards on 97 carries for 4.7 yards per attempt.

If he is drafted, Jones has not been tipped off to which round he would be drafted in.

“I really haven’t heard a specific date or round,” he said. “I just hope I get the call, no matter what day or round it is.”

Jones’ height is listed as 5-foot, 10-inch and he weighs in at 201 pounds according to the UAPB roster.

During UAPB’s Pro-Day, Jones ran a 4.40 second 40-yard dash, and he said he has been working hard since to make himself look favorable to NFL general managers and scouts.

“It’s been a daily grind and working hard,” he said. “A lot of small school guys get called in the sixth or seventh round. There are a lot of guys that deserve the opportunity.”

Jones said he has heard from the St. Louis Rams since his Pro-Day and he did a private workout for the Green Bay Packers. He was also told a few other teams have requested more information about him.

Right now, Jones is just hoping for an opportunity.

“It’s just an honor and a blessing to be in the position I am right now,” he said. “Just a daily excitement to wake up and know that you may be a part in the NFL.”