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Marv Jones

Marv Jones - #1 - WR

Height: 6-1 7/8
Weight: 199
Speed: 4.47
Arm: 33 1/8
Hand: 10 1/4
Wingspan: 78 3/4
Birthdate: 03/12/1990
Hometown: Etiwanda, CA
Grade: 5.27

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/14/2012 California Pro Day 6-2 1/4 199 10 1/4 33 1/4 79 5/8
02/29/2012 Combine 6-1 7/8 199 10 1/4 33 1/8 78 3/4 4.47 22 9'4" 33 4.12 11.47 6.83
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-1 7/8 198 10 32 7/8 79 1/4
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-1 3/4 202 10 33 79 1/8 4.55

 

Notes:

Was also a defensive back as a California prep. Appeared in five games in 2008, catching one pass for eight yards. Suffered a knee injury in practice and missed eight contests. Was the Bears’ leading receiver in ’09 after grabbing 43 passes for 651 yards (15.1-yard average) and six touchdowns in 13 starts. Led Cal receivers in receptions and yards again in ’10 with 50-765-4 (15.3) while making all 12 starts. Had six rushing attempts for 94 yards (15.7-yard average) and one TD. Made all 13 starts in ’11, grabbing 62-846-3 (13.6), rushing 5-22-0 (4.4) and returning 14 punts for 102 yards (7.2-yard average). Has two career fumbles.

Positives:

Nice size and length. Wiry strength — bench-pressed 225 pounds 22 times at the Combine, tied for best among receivers. Light on his feet. Natural ball skills — has big hands and catches confidently. High-points throws and hauls in everything in his radius. Terrific tracking ability, concentration and body control to make in-air adjustments. Can make highlight-reel grabs. Is tough to go over the middle and competitive to make contested catches. Can tap dance along the boundary. Stalks corners on the outside. Experienced, three-year starter. Smart and lined up in multiple spots. Mature, motivated and coachable.

Negatives:

Lacks explosive element. Average speed and suddenness — does not compress cushion or separate vertically. Can clean up his release — tends to skip or chop his steps off the line. Drifts at the top of some routes. Could struggle to separate vs. man coverage. Too many catches are contested. Lets some throws into his body. Not a strong tackle breaker (very average run strength).

Summary:

A lean, lithe, competitive, quicker-than-fast receiver with pure ball skills, Jones is one of the best acrobats in the draft, but will have to prove he can consistently get open in the pros. Could be used in the slot and be counted on to back up multiple positions.


Marv Jones's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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