Photo of Ricky Seals-Jones
Grade
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  • 4.69 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 17 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 121.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.46 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.33 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.85 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 33 1/8" Arm Length
  • 243LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

Seals-Jones was so coveted as a five-star receiver recruit that his father admitted two major programs offered six-digit "signing bonuses" for his son to sign on the dotted line. Apparently, Kevin Sumlin and A&M didn't play that game, though Seals-Jones didn't have a great career in College Station. The cousin of NFL Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson played two games in 2013 before being injured after getting hit while slowing down going into the end zone. Seals-Jones started 10 games the next season (49-465, four TDs) and 11 as a sophomore (45-560, four TDs). He finished his career with down numbers (eight starts, 26-333, TD) also working through a leg injury.

Analysis

Strengths

Has experience against quality defensive backs and linebackers in college. Enormous wide receiver who carries a tight end's frame. Has ability to get physical against smaller defensive backs after the catch. Good competitor with desired play strength through his routes. Could be utilized as matchup tight end on the next level. Functional blocker from the slot.

Weaknesses

Slow off the line of scrimmage and into his routes. Has no burst separation out of his breaks and is coverage magnet against man. Hands have been unforgiving his entire career. Double-digit drop rate for his career is disappointing. Non-factor in red-zone and unable to muscle up and win contested catches. Needed a year with his hand in the ground for transition to tight end.

Sources Tell Us

"He looks great in that uniform but he can't get open. Usually you fear guys with that kind of size when they make it down near your end zone but he never competed hard enough down there when we played him." - SEC defensive backs coach

Bottom Line

Seals-Jones failed to live up to his "five-star" rating out of high school thanks to a lack of speed and separation quickness that was exposed in the speedy SEC. Separation on the next level will get even tougher and many teams see him as a tight end who may have to add weight and prove he can get after people as an in-line blocker to make an NFL roster.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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.