T.J. Jones (WR), Notre Dame
6'0" | 188 lbs.
70 catches, 1,108 yards, 9 TDs
What scouts are saying:"Athletic, smooth-moving, polished receiver who runs crisp routes, has terrific hands and boasts NFL bloodlines. Balanced skill set, dependability and versatility will be valued at the next level, where he could be a productive No. 2 or No. 3 receiver in a sophisticated passing system. Arrow pointing up." (Nolan Narwocki, NFL.com)
Fit for Bears:
While the Bears have good depth at wide receiver, Jones could be an excellent value pick in the late rounds of the draft. He profiles well as a third receiver and has an incredibly high football I.Q. While it was a bit of hyperbole, Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly thought Jones showed enough in South Bend to be a first-round pick -- high praise from someone who coached Michael Floyd. It'd be surprising if Jones didn't carve out a career in the NFL, despite his lack of size and elite athleticism. If the Bears do spring for a skill position player late in the draft there may not be many better options than Jones.