Name: Isaiah Jones
Weight: 200 lbs
Position: Wide Receiver
Twitter Handle: @IzzyDat
2012 Season Stats: No college statistics
Prognostication: Isaiah Jones is in position to see legitimate playing time as a true freshman. Injuries, suspension and the like are putting players like he and Levonte “Kermit” Whitfield in the possible play right away scenario. Jones has also reportedly been impressive during practices, scrimmages and is built like a receiver you would look to recruit in a video game. These are all things (as well as signs) that point to Jones battling Kermit for a top-receiver spot. If Jones weren’t to land it, however, he would still see plenty of time regardless.
Strengths: To say Isaiah Jones is a big man would be a pretty significant understatement. 6’4″ receivers don’t grown on trees. His biggest attributes — as for on the field skill set — is apparently Jones’ ability to catch the ball in traffic, go up to catch jump balls (only a 32 inch vertical, but being 6’4″ has perks) and having a presence when he gets inside the 20 — all things you would hope a receiver his size would possess. It also makes him a player with more than solid potential.
Weaknesses: Not incredibly fast (and that is being polite). Isaiah Jones has been clocked as running as slow as a 4.69 forty. Granted, he has also reportedly ran a 4.5, but the higher number is hard to ignore. These might cause some issues when he tries to create space between he and a defender. Luckily for him, though, being as tall as he is does provide some natural distance.
Fairly random, but awesome, Isaiah Jones factoid: According to Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (some of you guys might call it ESPN. Currently really heavy on that ‘E’ though), Jones was a top-35 receiver prospect for his class.
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