Photo of Marvin Jones
Drafted By: Bengals

Combine Results

Grade
74.0 ?
  • 4.46 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.81 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.11 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 11.47 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: The Bengals are quietly assembling an explosive but diverse offensive lineup. Jones is a polished route runner with outstanding ball skills and he could surpass some of the Bengals' veterans as a possible No. 3 receiver.

  • 6'1" Height
  • 33 1/8" Arm Length
  • 199LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/4" Hands

Overview

Jones has been a good possession-type receiver for the past three years. He does not possess great speed but seems to have a good understanding of how to play to his strengths and get open. Jones played with a quarterback last year who was always looking to throw on the run, and Jones has been a good option for him working to get open downfield.

Analysis

Strengths

Jones is big off the line and knows how to explode into a corner's face to get him to turn his hips early and keep him off balance. Jones is not a very smooth in-route runner and tends to drift away from the ball, but he is effective in stemming his routes off the line and understanding how to lean on DBs to get open at the top of routes. Jones has incredible hands and can extend to snatch balls that are thrown high over his head, and has the flexibility in his hips to go down and snag balls thrown at his ankles.

Weaknesses

Jones can find holes in coverage and use a lean to separate when running routes, but when he is covered closely at his hip by DBs, he has a tough time separating with his acceleration or speed. He is more of a smooth runner who won't blow by many NFL corners, and although he is a deep threat from his jumping ability and ability to adjust to and catch the ball, he doesn't use speed to win in anything that he does.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st 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).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd 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.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th 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.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA 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.

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