Third Round Pick Jones Signs Four Year Deal

The Texans have signed their third-round pick, receiver Jacoby Jones to a four-year contract. Jones in his last season at Lane College caught 68 passes in 11 games for 822 yards and six touchdowns.  He has good size at 6-foot-3 and is fast off the snap.  Below is scouting report on Jones.  He should be able to see the field for the Texans this season, and on special teams as well.

Strengths:
Has good size and the frame to get bigger…A smooth natural athlete…Very good timed speed and terrific quickness…An outstanding leaper who will high point the ball…Good vision in the open field and is elusive after the catch…Explosive off the snap and eats up a cushion…Vertical threat who can stretch the field…Productive and stood out at the Division II level…Will be able to contribute as a return man.

Weaknesses:
Did not play against elite competition…Does not have real big hands…Will drop some balls…Is not very physical and won’t work over the middle much…Doesn’t run great routes…Needs to display better concentration…Still very raw and will need a lot of work when it comes to the nuances of the position…Needs to bulk up and get stronger…Sub par blocker…Takes too many chances as a return man.

Notes:
He did not play much football at the prep level and accepted a track scholarship to Southeastern Louisiana out of high school in 2002 before transferring to Lane in 2003…Also ran track and played basketball at Lane…One of the standouts of the East / West Shrine game, just like Marques Colston was a year ago…Has all the physical tools you look for…Should be one of the top sleepers available this year.


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