WR Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Ravens
HT: 6-2, WT: 210, Born: 7-11-1984, College: Lane, Drafted: Round 3
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Average draft position
Current as of May 6th. [Full ADP list]Overall: L Blount (221), Jacoby Jones (223), R Jennings (224),
Position: J Edelman (215-WR73), B Gibson (216-WR74), Jacoby Jones (223 - WR75), N Washington (226-WR76), R Streater (230-WR77)
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PPR Average draft position
Current as of May 6th. [Full PPR ADP list]Overall: N Washington (220), Jacoby Jones (222), C Wells (224)
Position: J Baldwin (216-WR72), N Washington (220-WR73), Jacoby Jones (222 - WR74), D McCluster (225-WR75), J Edelman (230-WR76)
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Baltimore is taking a chance on Jacoby Jones after a postseason in which he exploded for 147 yards and two touchdowns as the team's third player on the depth chart at the position. But he hasn't been a successful starter to this point in his career, so it remains to be seen if he'll win the job and hold on to it all year. Whoever emerges as the second receiver in Baltimore will have to play above their abilities to keep defensive focus away from Torrey Smith, who will see double teams early and often.
Latest NewsRavens | Tandon Doss trying to make most of opportunity (Mon May 13, 06:10 PM) - Baltimore Ravens WR Tandon Doss is a candidate for a much bigger role in the team's offense after WR Anquan Boldin was traded to the San Francisco 49ers in the offseason. Doss should compete for playing time behind WRs Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones and could become the No. 3 receiver. WRs LaQuan Williams, David Reed, Deonte Thompson and Aaron Mellette are the other receiving options that will compete in offseason workouts and training camp. Baltimore is open to signing a veteran wideout to compete in camp, as well. Our View: Doss is a deep threat who can fly down the field and track the ball. If Jacoby Jones wins the WR2 starting job opposite Torrey Smith then Doss could be considered the favorite to take over Jones' WR3 role.
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2012 Game Summaries
Week 2 - Jones only had one reception on the day, but that reception was an impressive touchdown catch. He was in single coverage against Nnamdi Asomugha. Asomugha lined up in press coverage and played him aggressively from the snap of the ball. Jones was running a double move route down the sideline with an inside fake. Jones was initially prevented from reaching his spot, but once he fought his way into position, he showed an excellent inside move to free himself down the sideline. Flacco hit him in stride for 21 yards and a touchdown. Jones had two other notable targets. One was a touchdown reception that was negated by an offensive pass interference call, while the other was a post route where he beat Asomugha in single coverage again. Asomugha was forced to hold Jones as he broke inside and drew the flag.
Week 3 - Jones may have made the biggest play of the day. One week after having a crucial pass interference call go against him, the wide receiver drew his on PI call on the final drive of the night to set the Ravens up in game winning field position. He thoroughly beat his man on the route only to be grabbed while the ball was in the air. Jones has always had run after catch skill; it was just the after catch part that killed him. Against the Pats, he had receptions of 41 yards, 24 yards and 21 yards. A few of his catches were of the impressive variety. He was at best the fourth option in the passing game, but he came through when the Ravens needed him to. That could pay off down the road.
Week 4 - Not a spectacular outing, but Jones caught his catchable balls on hitches and curls. Jones had little chance at the ball on Flacco’s incomplete attempts deep.
Week 6 - Jones had three targets on the day, catching two passes for 15 yards. He also tied an NFL record by returning a kickoff 108 yards for a touchdown. Jones is primarily running go routes on the outside and only sees the field as Baltimore's 4th receiver.
Week 10 - Jones was involved in the offense more than usual this week. His four opportunities (three targets and a rushing attempt) mark his most chances since Week 4. In addition to a long catch-and-run reception for a touchdown when the game was still close, Jones made an impact on special teams. He took a kickoff from the end zone untouched for the score early in the fourth quarter, the cherry on top of a blowout win for Baltimore.
Week 11 - During the first quarter, Jacoby Jones made the play of the game. Jones demonstrated great speed, quickness, and vision in the open field by running a punt return back for a 63-yard touchdown. On offense, Jones had trouble making plays in space. During the second quarter, Jones caught his first pass at the line of scrimmage and accelerated up field for five yards. Flacco came back to Jones on the next play, but he was tackled behind the line of scrimmage for a four yard loss.
During the second half, Jones dropped both of his targets. On both plays, Jones ran out-routes, but had trouble beating press coverage and completing the catch. Jones is dangerous in space, but his route running ability and hands aren’t very good.
Week 12 - Jones was pretty busy in the game, snagging five passes but none close to being scoring chances. And unfortunately, his biggest mistakes in the game mostly overshadowed his positive offensive contributions. He got wide open on the sideline for what would have been an easy first down catch, but Jones allowed the ball to bounce right off his hands for an incompletion. He also lost the ball on a kick return that was nearly returned for a score by San Diego. However, the play was ruled that he was down by contact prior to losing the ball.
Week 13 - Jones' first reception came at the very end of the third quarter when he caught a screen pass that went for just two yards. He was also the target of a few Flacco longballs that weren't catchable.
Week 15 - Jacoby Jones was the only Ravens wide receiver who topped 30 yards on the day, and that was because of a big 43 yard play towards the end of the first half. Flacco threw the ball roughly 40 yards in the air, and Jones turned around nicely and stuck his hands up in the air for the catch. Other than that, Jones had a couple minor catches that went for a 4yards each. Jones also briefly left the game with an injury, but came back soon after.
Week 16 - Jacoby Jones only had one catch on Sunday but had a questionable decision overturned to erase a touchdown reception in the first half. Jones caught the pass in the redzone, extended his arm over the goal line for the score but he lost the ball as he went to the ground. The officials then ruled there was no “football move” involved after his catch and called the pass incomplete. Jones had another catch negated on a screen play by a personal foul by LT Oher. Jones’ only recorded reception was merely a short gain on an out pattern. Jones used his speed to get down the field on a deep pass attempt from Flacco but the pass was slightly overthrown.
Week 17 - Jones almost had a touchdown catch at the end of the game, as Taylor went deep to an open Jones sprinting down the left sideline. Jones beat his man right off the line and was open before the goal line, but Taylor led the ball just a bit out of bounds. Jones caught the ball and was only able to get one foot in bounds. Jones’ long catch of the day came on a medium post route while Flacco was still in the game, gaining good position on the coverage and catching the accurate throw for a gain of 24 yards. Jones pulled a 25 yard pass interference penalty when Taylor threw deep to him on the right and the corner could only hold on to Jones to prevent the catch. Jones also caught a quick slant and a quick hook to round out his day.
Week 18 - The return specialist and additional receiver made his presence felt in the playoff win against the Colts. Early in the game, Jones returned every kick for good yardage, flipping field position as Baltimore gained their lead. During the two-minute drill of the first half, Jones caught an important slant target on third down to keep the scoring drive in motion.
Week 19 - It was a rough start to the game against Denver as Jones misplayed a kickoff that left the Ravens offense starting at their own six-yard-line. In the field goal range with three minutes to go in regulation, Jones dropped a third down target, which would have been, at a minimum, very close to the first down marker. This was shaping up to be a disastrous game, like Lee Evans’ game against New England last season. Jones then made the play that saved Baltimore’s season. He then got free deep with just under a minute to play, outrunning two Denver defenders to the end zone. The long touchdown tied the game, shocking Denver, and ultimately winning the game after more than 15 minutes of overtime play. While Jones has never lived up to the expectations of a receiver with an impressive size and speed combination, this was one of his highlight moments in one of the biggest spots for this Ravens team in recent seasons
Week 20 - Jones wasn't involved much. His first reception came in the fourth quarter when he caught a quick slant route for six yards on first and 10.