Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft Ronald Jones II, social media reacts

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Running back Ronald Jones II
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 02: Running back Ronald Jones II /

USC running back Ronald Jones II found his home in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Social media celebrated with him on Friday evening.

There was potential for Ronald Jones II to hear his name called in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, but the Trojan running back went into Day 2 with his services still up for grabs.

The wait for Jones II to come off the board stretched on as the Cleveland Browns went with Nick Chubb from Georgia at running back and the Indianapolis Colts bolstered their ranks at linebacker and guard.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers ended the wait when they selected Jones II with the No. 38 pick overall in the second round.

Shortly after the pick was made, one media member pointed out a good omen for Jones II, who left with a big impression of Tampa Bay.

On top of feeling like home, there was another connection to be drawn between Jones II and the Buccaneers.

Instantly, the brotherhood of Trojan players past and present took the time to cheer on Jones II and his new NFL team.

USC’s coaches also jumped on Twitter to congratulate their star at running back.

What are the Buccaneers getting in Jones II? Twitter seems to agree that the Trojan running back will get an early shot at major playing time in Tampa Bay.

There was one other big talking point following Jones II’s selection: Fashion.

Jones II’s draft party featured everyone dressed in white while the running back rocked a red jacket. It made for a bold image.

With the hamstring injury which plagued him at the NFL Combine all healed up, Jones II will look to get his pro career off to as fast a start as his college career did. He broke USC’s freshman rushing record in 2015.