Jones has a massive reach. He can throw anything and have enough time to get out of the way of a counter. And if Sonnen can get his hands on Silva Im sure Jones can. The difference would be that Jone has so much leverage with his length that stopping his TD would be very difficult. Jones has ragdolled some big LHWs such as Bonner. Plus he has taken some LHWs with really good wrestling such as Hamil, Vlady and Vera down with ease.
I keep looking at the Machida fight as a reference to judge Jone's striking ability. Given that Anderson is a much better and powerful striker than Machida, it really comes down to can Jones take him down? In a stand up battle no doubt in my mind Silva will beat him.
It really comes down if Jon Jones takes him down can he finish him.