San Jose State Spartans wide receiver Chandler Jones was not taken in the NFL Draft during one of the seven rounds, but he did land a free agent deal with the Cleveland Browns.Jones is 5-foot-9 and 183 pounds and rated as the No. 35 wide receiver in the draft, according to Mocking The Draft.
This wide receiving class was very deep so seeing Jones go undrafted was not all that surprising, and yet it was. This past year Jones had 79 receptions for 1,356 yards and 13 touchdowns for a Spartans team that was just 6-6. College stats and teams don't matter any more and landing in Cleveland is a good spot for Jones.
The Browns are in desperate need of wide receiver depth since Josh Gordon is facing a very lengthy suspension this upcoming season and the team needs weapon for quarterback Johnny Manziel who likely will be the team's opening day starter.
Take a look at Jones' scouting report to learn more:
Strengths of Jones are his ability to be explosive both off the line of scrimmage but also the ability to catch the ball and head of field, hence his over 17 yards per reception this year. His hands are also above average and can grab difficult thrown balls. Jones also has a great work ability since he was a preferred walk-on and had to earn his way up the depth chart, and with attitude he does everything he can to stay on the field, and that includes being a good blocker. He also is the sone of Mike Jones who had a six-year NFL career, also at wide receiver.
Despite some solid strengths, Jones has weaknesses of his own. Jones' has a smaller frame at 5-feet-9-inches, and just 185 pounds. Jones could get pushed around being that small and forcing him to adjust his routes to get open.
Now here are highlights of Jones from this past year: