Giants rookie ready to show his skills

A two-sport star at LSU, Chad Jones believes he can be an elite safety in the NFL

Updated: May 5, 2010, 9:43 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmisuk | ESPNNewYork.com

Paul Mainieri was sitting in his office on Tuesday, staring at LSU's 2009 NCAA baseball championship trophy.

"I'm not sure if I'd be looking at it if it weren't for Chad Jones' contributions," the LSU baseball coach said of his former outfielder/pitcher.

Mainieri wonders how good his team would be right now if Jones had stayed in school and decided to stick with baseball. Instead, the multi-talented Jones, who played safety on LSU's football team, entered the NFL draft ...

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