In the Film Room: Chris Jones

One of the top playmakers in the Texas Longhorn's 2010 class is Daingerfield receiver Chris Jones. At 6-1, 170-pounds with a game speed, the slot receiver prospect is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. Burnt Orange Beat provides a scouting report and over ten minutes of junior highlights.

Chris Jones enjoyed the dream season at Daingerfield in 2008 coming out of nowhere to put together a terrific junior campaign that ended with a 2A state championship.

Along the way, the 6-1, 170-pound receiver with legit 4.45 Friday night speed hauled in 45 passes for 1,045 yards and 12 touchdowns as well as 340 yards rushing and six additional scores good for AP 2A second team all-state honors.

His play elevated to another level midway through the 2008 season and college programs took notice. Since the season, Jones has received offers from Texas, Oklahoma, TCU, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Baylor, Kansas State and others.

Here is a look at the future Texas Longhorn doing what he does best, hitting the seams after one vertical cut and outracing the angle of the defenders.

Chris Jones Scouting Report

Physically, Jones has a body type very similar to Gilmer's Curtis Brown at the same age. He is wiry strong, thin with long arms and a frame that will take a while to max out. He has nice arm length.

In the athletic period, Jones showed his real speed. He is not an advertised 4.4 or 4.5 guy, but legit 4.5 speed or slightly better. Jones showed good to very good hands. On balls throw behind him, he will need to work on adjusting and getting the hands in position quicker. He had a couple of drops on balls slightly behind him (with some velocity) that he will need to pull in.

Jones will make the occasional body catch leaving his feet, but not the traditional body catcher that leaves their feet on a consistent basis. He uses the body only when he is wide open without a defender near him. In a crowd, he does a good job of using his hands and long arms to maximize his ability to extend.

At his best after the catch when he can make one vertical cut and accelerate. On video didn't show much stop/start, but he was always in space looking to accelerate between defenders or beat an angle.

With that said, he's not shifty with the hips to make defenders miss, but he's not stiff in the hips either.

He has deep threat ability at the next level.

– Junior Highlights Part 1
– Junior Highlights Part 2

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