Zay Jones
Projection
Round 2
Grade
A
6.70
Eventual Starter

Zay Jones

Wide Receiver
East Carolina
  • Year: Senior
  • Height: 6-2 1/8
  • Weight: 201
  • 40-Yard: 4.45
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very good production (399 career receptions). Has been a starter since midway through his freshman year. Very good hands and shows very good ability to track the ball. Good route runner, can uncover versus zone and man. Excellent at finding the open area in zone. Had an outstanding week at the Senior Bowl and followed that up with an excellent Combine performance.

Weak Points

Long strider who does not play as fast as timed speed. Plays more like a 4.55 type. Small hands (9"). Does not do a lot after the catch. Has some concentration drops.

The Way We See It

While Zay had an outstanding career, it has been what he has done since the season ended that has helped his draft status. He was the best receiver at the Senior Bowl and then had a great Combine running 4.45, an 11'1" long jump and a 36.5" vertical. Jones is tall and long and finds a way to get open especially versus zone. With his height and length he is able to create mismatch problems. He is sure-handed and will compete for the ball in traffic. I wasn't as high on him with my first look, but after watching more tape he reminds me of Alshon Jeffery. Has similar height and length, just not quite as thick. He timed better than Jeffery. Jones can come in and start as a rookie and possibly develop into a No. 1 receiver in time.