UDFA, Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

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  1. TexansFanatic

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    TJ Yates probably endorsed him. Hope he works out for us.
     
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    I've noticed on some other teams sites fan reaction to Texan signing as a good catch :)
     
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    His athleticism and pedigree are rather exciting but that empty space between his ears has obviously devastated whatever potential NFL scouts saw in him. UDFA. This guy should've been a 2nd round pick.
     
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    Jones sounds like an accident waiting to happen.

    When you ignore direction at the NFL Combine, and shuffle around with an attitude there ... and get banned from your own NFL Pro Day ... :headhurts:

    NotForLong
     
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    I thought we were getting rid of a WR named Jones....
     
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    We should all understand if he doesn't act like a pro he will not see the field regardless what kind of talent he has.

    Kubiakism.
     
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    Dwight Jones Scouting Report

    Dwight Jones - North Carolina (HT: 6-3¼ - WT: 230)

    Positives -- Big receiver with a strong frame... Above-average size-speed ratio, has the physical tools that teams look for... Good runner after the catch, maintains balance through tacklers and has a strong stiff arm... A big play threat, had receptions of 34 or more yards in seven games this year... Strong red zone target with his combination of size and strength... Does a good job with press coverage, rarely gets knocked off his routes... Very physical, uses his body well to wall off defenders from the football... Good vertical receiver who can go up and make the spectacular catch... Has very long arms... Strong and willing run blocker, will block down the field... Had a big senior season, recorded 85 catches for 1,196 yards and 12 touchdowns... Similar to former North Carolina wide receivers Greg Little and Hakeem Nicks, who both transitioned well to the NFL.

    Negatives -- Will drop some easy passes, has some lapses in concentration and will take his eyes off the ball to look up field... Allows too many balls get into his frame, needs to catch more with his hands... Raw as a route runner, rounds off some of his cuts and has to gear down to change direction... Below average explosion, doesn't have a second gear and has some problems getting separation in man coverage... Below average after the catch, doesn't have the speed or lateral agility to make people miss in the open field... Struggles with zone coverage, has a hard to recognizing the soft spot in the coverage... Did not impress at the Senior Bowl... Overall a raw prospect who will need time to develop.

    Combine Results
    Height › 6032
    Weight › 230
    Arm › 34
    Hand › 9
    40-Time › 4.55
    Vertical › 33
    Broad › 9'1"
    Bench Press › 14
    Shuttle ›
    Cone ›

    At North Carolina -- (Official School Bio) 2010: Earned honorable mention All-ACC honors after finishing the season with team highs of 62 receptions and 946 yards... His 62 receptions tie for the fifth-best single-season mark in school history and his 946 yards are also fifth in school history... Averaged 72.8 yards per game, good for fourth in the league... Appeared in all 13 games and made 12 starts... Had five catches for 51 yards, including a long of 16, in the Music City Bowl win over Tennessee... Had a career-high 11 catches for 121 yards in the win at Duke, his fourth 100+ yard effort of the season... Finished with five receptions for 54 yards against NC State... Had a 4-yard catch against Virginia Tech... Caught eight balls for a career-high 233 yards and a touchdown in the win at Florida State... His 233 receiving yards were the second-most in a single game in school history... Had two catches of over 50 yards against the Seminoles, including a 67-yard touchdown... Finished with nine catches for 107 yards in the win over William & Mary... Caught four passes for 74 yards at Miami... Had seven receptions for 198 yards and two touchdowns in the win at Virginia... Scored an 81-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, just 17 seconds into the game, which was the ninth-longest pass play in school history... Added a 20-yard touchdown later in the game... Had three catches for 35 yards and his first career touchdown against East Carolina... Finished with four receptions for 43 yards at Rutgers... Had three catches for 12 yards against LSU.
     
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    Yeah, Kubiak must be getting soft. I'm shocked that he's even bringing him in.

    But you know what? I'll bet this Jones will last longer than the other Jones. :)
     
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    You think Dwight will have a longer career (5 years) with the Texans than Jacoby had?
     
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    Yeah... how did they sneak TWO non-Boy Scouts past Uncle Bob??
     
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    Good pickup for now, I just hope they can straighten him out. He has a lot of potential, but seems like he needs a life coach.
     
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    I recommend Andre Johnson.
     
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    I hope they can too. I like the guy. He was pretty good for us when he was here. I think being around Dre and others will get him on the right track.

    Edit: ObsiWan posted right before me. Agreed.
     
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    I know we all get on about the high-character thing with our coaching staff, but seriously, when have we passed on a guy due to character concerns and had him turn into a really good player on another team (not even the come-back-to-haunt-us argument, simply he was a decent signing)?

    I don't think its that often, I can't think of any off the top of my head, maybe Ced Benson? But then we did quite well out of the direction we took anyway.

    This dude is going to have to turn over a new leaf if he wants to get through Texans' camp, with a number of established vets, and a few of last years UDFA's with a years jump on him in the system, not to mention the guys we've drafted and other UDFA's this year, he'll be out before his feet touch the ground if he isn't a changed man.

    I hope TJ is on him about it right now, seems like he has the potential to help our team down the line, just needs to get his head screwed on.
     
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    Yeh, he better straigten up or he'll get the innegan treatment.......
     
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    Dwight was just on the radio. He's very confident. He expects to make the team. He also explained being banished from his pro day. Says someone used his image on a party flier without his permission or something like that and he got in trouble for it even though he didn't attend the party.

    But other than that he was just extremely cocky. He was asked to make a bold prediction and he predicted he would start as an udfa. He kept calling himself the next Andre Johnson.

    Said he ran a 4.5 but his fastest time was a 4.7.

    He sounded very relaxed on the radio. Said he chose Houston because of Andre and the opportunity at wr.

    Sounds like he's going to come in and really try to go beast mode, so we'll see.
     
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    Maybe we're at the point where our foundation is built, we've got a good locker room & that kind of stuff isn't as tabu as it once was.
     
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