A tall receiver with decent agility, Jones makes plays once the ball is thrown to him. He 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 late third- or fourth-round value.
Jones 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 over the middle, and has deceptive speed to get deep behind defenses. He's not a burner, but uses his savvy and jumping skills well. He understands how to run routes and can get in and out of his breaks at the top of routes despite his height.
Jones is a skinny receiver who can struggle at times going across the middle. He is capable, but will alligator-arm the ball at times. 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.
Future Hall of Famer
A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.