Weight: 199 lbs.
High school: Westland (MI) John Glenn
Position: Wide receiver
Jersey number: #10
Last year: I ranked Jones #61 and said he would be a backup wide receiver with 2 catches for 29 yards. He caught 1 pass for 11 yards.
The deployment of Jones was a little confusing last year, to be honest. He was the type of player who Brady Hoke liked to use in the slot, but when few receivers were effective, Jones never seemed to get much of a shot to play. The coaching staff stuck with the same guys over and over, guys who couldn't get the job done. He made his 1 catch for 11 yards in the Miami-OH game early in the season, and that was it.
Jones looks like a slot guy and maybe a player who could help with returns, but there have been questions about his hands. He did not create any buzz during the spring, and that does not bode well for his future. Still, I have hopes for him as an athlete and I think he can help the team in a few ways. I have heard rumors about him as a transfer candidate, and Michigan gave incoming freshman quarterback Zach Gentry the #10 jersey also. Since two players can't be on the field with the same number - and I've heard that the coaches do plan to use Gentry this year - then something might have to give. Regardless, I'm putting Jones here at #59 because I think he has the talent to be a contributor in multiple phases of the game.
Prediction: Backup wide receiver, special teamer