7th Round Selection - WR Daryl Jones

With their 7th round pick, the Giants selected Miami's WR Daryl Jones. Jones has track speed, and displayed glimpses of playmaking potential, but his lack of experience due to injuries caused him to fall to the 7th round.

Position: Wide Receiver
College: Miami
Height: 6-1
Weight: 190
Speed: 4.45

Information from ESPN's Profile:

Notes:High school track and football All-American from Texas and a former Junior Olympics sprint champion. Won the 100-meter dash at the Big East outdoor track meet in 1999 and 2000 with 10.45-second and 10.48-second clockings, respectively. Also has won the indoor 55-meter championship. Was a factor in football in 1997, when he started eight of the 11 games in which he played and caught 16 passes for 252 yards and two touchdowns. Had nagging knee injuries in '98, when he started twice and caught 12-146-2 and returned three kickoffs for 44 yards in 11 games. Decided to redshirt in '99, when Miami (Fla.) was loaded with receivers. Hence, he would be separated by at least one year from all-star starters Santana Moss and Reggie Wayne. Did not start in 2000 but caught 12-181-1 and returned seven punts for 169 yards and one touchdown and 13 kickoffs for 351 yards. Could play in only six games in '01 after spraining the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the opener and spraining his left ankle in the Florida State game. Caught 19-240-0 and returned four punts for 20 yards.

Positives: More of a football player who ran track than the other way around and makes that clear to everyone. Has great speed and acceleration, and unlike most track men, is not a straight-line runner. Shows open-field running skills and vision on returns.

Negatives: Has not played much because of very strong competition and injuries. Durability is a concern. On the small side. Lacks polish as a route-runner and drops too many balls.

Summary: Great speed makes him an intriguing prospect. Looked like he might become a Santana Moss type at one point in his career, but because of circumstances, has yet to really step up.

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