Marvin Jones scouting report

Marvin Jones WR California #1
Ht: 6’2″

Wt: 199

Adequate height and strong overall build. Shows great body control along the sideline. Does a nice job adjusting to poorly thrown balls. Gives a reasonable effort as a blocker; has the size to improve in this area. Excellent route runner on short and intermediate routes; does a nice job against zone coverage finding soft spots. Very reliable hands; catches away from his body and quickly secures it. Does a nice job going up and plucking ball at it’s highest point. Looks very comfortable in jump-ball situations; will come down with some athletic catches in traffic. Playmaker after the catch; good vision and is quick on his feet.
Struggles to separate over the top. Route running could use some work on deep routes; has a tendency to take too many steps before making his move which adds just enough time that it can disrupt timing and/or allow defense to recover/get into better position. Blocking technique could use some work; puts in the effort, but tends to block with just his arms, doesn’t always get his body into it, which means he tends to just slow guys down rather than finish them off. More quick than fast; straight-line speed is very average. Missed time with sprained knee in 2008. Suffered knee injury during Senior Bowl.
Jones is limited in terms of his physical tools (lack of elite speed and explosiveness) but he is very polished and can excel at the next level in the right system. His strong route running on underneath routes and his reliable hands make him a prototypical West Coast offense receiver. He’ll probably never be a No. 1, but could definitely establish himself as a solid second option and could even contribute in a substantial role as a rookie.
2011 vs Stanford
2011 vs Texas 
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 Comments Off

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