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Anatomy of a WR: Tevin Jones

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By G.Stryker
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Tevin Jones is a big receiver at 6’2” and 225 lbs. He was a deep ball threat at Memphis where he averaged around 14 yards per catch. He didn’t have a whole lot of productivity, but he still competed in the 2016 combine where he ran a 4.48 40-yard dash and jumped really well with a 10.5” broad jump, and 36.5” vertical. Tevin was picked up after the NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. He also played for the Kansas City Chiefs and even got some playing time in the last preseason game. He turned a 15-yard reception into a 68-yard TD run. Here is the highlight:

 

On this play, Tevin runs a rounded in/out play, faces the QB and catches the ball high with both palms. The defensive back took a bad angle, and Tevin turns the ball up field and shows off his speed as he runs untouched for a long TD. 

Analysis:

Tevin Jones is another big deep receiver, best suited for the Z receiver spot. With James Washington playing that spot, and JuJu Smith-Schuster or Donte Moncrief being able to flex there, it will be tough earning a position for Tevin. Fortunately for Tevin, he has special teams experience in college and even blocked a couple of punts. He will have to show he can make plays on special teams to have a chance this year. 

The Pittsburgh Steelers liked what they saw out of him last year in training camp and he spent the season on the practice squad. We’ll see what a year with the team did to make him a more polished receiver this year in camp.

What are your thoughts on Tevin Jones? Do you think he has what it takes to make the roster in 2019? Comment below!

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