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Velus Jones Jr.
Rec Yards TD
62 807 7
Team: Tennessee VolunteersHeight: 6-0 Born: 5/11/1997
Position: WRWeight: 200 Hometown: Saraland, Alabama
Class-Eligibility: GS-Sr


Scouting Report

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Sixth-Seventh Round

SNAPSHOT: Sixth-year senior originally attended USC in his first four seasons, where he was primarily a kick returner and rotational receiver for the Trojans. Late-blooming prospect wasn't able to collect many targets until his final year, but was a multiple time all-conference selection thanks to his dominant special teams ability. While not a polished receiver, has the physical tools to succeed in the slot.

Strengths: Sharp with his route breaks. Decent elusiveness after the catch. Athleticism will make him valuable enough for designed touches like sweeps and screens. Easy accelerator who can threaten defensive backs vertically. Willing to lower the pads for tough yards. Incredible career production as a kick returner.

Weaknesses: Routes aren't polished or precise yet. Technique and timing as a catcher isn't consistent and will lead to occasional drops. Not a particularly impactful blocker, although effort is fine. Play strength and ability to break contact is modest. Doesn't shine working over the middle of the field and too often shies from tough passes. Catch radius is average.

PRO COMP: Stacy Coley, Free Agent - Coley was a productive kick returner early in his college career and his combination of size and speed made him an interesting prospect. While Coley's pro career didn't meet expectations, Jones will need to follow a similar path in being a special teams contributor as a rookie. If he learns the ropes, has the traits to be a developmental slot receiver down the road.


Career Rushing/Receiving Stats

Year Team G Rush Yds Yd/Rush TDs Rec Yds Yd/Rec TDs
2017 USC  14 5 15 3.0 0 6 46 7.7 0
2018 USC  12 6 13 2.2 1 24 266 11.1 1
2019 USC  12 0 0 - 0 6 35 5.8 0
2020 Tenn  4 3 16 5.3 0 22 280 12.7 3
2021 Tenn  13 1 15 15.0 0 62 807 13.0 7
Career   55 15 59 3.9 1 120 1434 12.0 11

Career Defensive Stats

Year Team G Int Yds TDs
2018 USC  12 0
2019 USC  12 0
2020 Tenn  4 0
Career   55 0

Career Returning Stats

Year Team G Punt Returns Yds Avg TDs Kick Returns Yds Avg TDs
2017 USC  14 0 0 - 0 31 760 24.5 0
2018 USC  12 0 0 - 0 21 483 23.0 0
2019 USC  12 0 0 - 0 29 704 24.3 1
2020 Tenn  4 0 0 - 0 18 398 22.1 0
2021 Tenn  13 18 272 15.1 0 23 628 27.3 1
Career   55 18 272 15.1 0 122 2973 24.4 2

Offensive Logs

  Passing Rushing Receiving
Date Opp Cmp Att Yds Pct TDs Int Long Car Yds Avg TDs Long Rec Yds Avg TDs Long
9/2/2021 BGSU 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 0
9/11/2021 Pitt 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 3 31 10.3 0 16
9/18/2021 TnTech 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 3 65 21.7 1 45
9/25/2021 @ Fla 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 3 64 21.3 0 37
10/2/2021 @ Missou 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 7 79 11.3 1 35
10/9/2021 SCar 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 1 15 15.0 0 15 6 103 17.2 1 31
10/16/2021 Miss 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 6 93 15.5 0 30
10/23/2021 @ Ala 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 3 18 6.0 1 8
11/6/2021 @ Kty 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 5 100 20.0 1 72
11/13/2021 UGa 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 8 44 5.5 1 11
11/20/2021 USA 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 6 103 17.2 0 41
11/27/2021 Vandy 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 2 22 11.0 0 15
12/30/2021 @ Purdue 0 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 10 85 8.5 1 30