Photo of Dwight Jones
Grade
69.7 ?
  • 4.55 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 14 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 109.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 34" Arm Length
  • 230LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

A classic underweight, tall receiver who has decent agility but is more of a crafty pass catcher who makes plays happen once the ball is thrown to him. Dwight could stand to put on weight before entering the draft, but his speed at the collegiate level was borderline, albeit deceptive, and more weight could hinder his ability to occasionally get behind defenders. He has 3rd/4th round value as a receiver.

Analysis

Strengths

Dwight has size for the next level and has used it well throughout his career at Carolina. He gets off the line quickly and can avoid the jam, using his long limbs to his advantage. He is a natural hands catcher who will go through the middle and catch the ball, and has deceptive speed to get deep behind defenses. He's not a burner, but uses his savvy and jumping skills to go up and get the ball when thrown up to him. He understands how to run routes and can get in and out of his breaks at the top of routes despite his height. He has been a reliable receiver for the Tar Heels.

Weaknesses

Jones is a skinny receiver who can struggle at times going across the middle. He is capable at times and shown the ability, but will alligator arm the ball at times when peeking at safeties coming down on him. This is synonymous with some of his other various hitches, such as disappearing at times in games or for entire games. While he has decent speed, if he puts on weight this area could be a concern, and he is a nonexistent blocker at his current weight. He hasn't displayed much effort in contributing to the run game up to this point.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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