2014 Player Analysis: D'Mauri Jones

D'Mauri Jones has been a non-factor in Miami's offense the last couple years but he turned in a solid spring and could be on the verge of breaking into the rotation.

As a recruit: D'Mauri Jones was offered a scholarship following a strong performance at Miami's summer camp before his senior season at Leesburg High. He committed almost right away. Some of his other offers included Arkansas, Rutgers, and South Florida. He went on to have a strong senior season, in which he finished with 41 catches for 625 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also averaged 15 points per game as a very good basketball player.

As a Hurricane: After redshirting his first year here in 2012, Jones was able to see the field some as a redshirt freshman last season. He played in four games at wide receiver (Savannah State, FAU, USF, and Virginia) but did not make any catches. He was praised a couple times by Al Golden as being one of the more improved players on the offensive side of the ball in the spring. He finished the spring listed third on the depth chart at the outside receiver spot. He was listed behind Stacy Coley and Rashawn Scott.

What to expect: Jones finished the spring as Miami's 6th wide receiver. The Hurricanes have also added three incoming freshmen - Braxton Berrios (likely out for the season while rehabbing ACL surgery), Tyre Brady, and David Njoku. It appears as though Jones will be competing with Brady and Njoku to be the sixth receiver in the rotation. While Jones has more experience and just as much athletic ability as those two, there's no guarantee that he'll stay ahead of them in the depth chart. Either way, it's very unlikely that the 6th receiver in the rotation will play much or a role this season, especially considering Miami has three very good pass-catching weapons at tight end as well.

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