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T.J. Jones was a highly productive player for Notre Dame's offense.
Drafted: Sixth round, No. 189 overall to Detroit Lions.
Weight: 188 lbs
He is a highly productive receiver who can play a number of different positions. Jones served as a team captain and runs his routes well with good acceleration, balance and body control. He has the ability to make things happen after the catch and had good hands. He could stand to get stronger and lacks elite burst and explosion, but has a well-rounded skill set.
The Lions have one of the NFL's best receivers in Calvin Johnson, but clearly need to add depth. They signed Golden Tate away from the Seahawks as a free agent and also drafted receiving tight end Eric Ebron as their first-round pick. However, with the likes of Kevin Ogletree and Ryan Broyles as the top reserve receivers, Jones has a great chance to stick and see some snaps this fall.
Notre Dame’s receiving situation is unsettled. Davaris Daniels, the Fighting Irish’s top returning receiver (49 receptions, 745 yards, seven touchdowns as a junior) was suspended from school for the spring semester for an academic matter but hopes to return this fall.
Beyond him, Chris Brown (16 receptions, one touchdown) is the leading returning receiver. C.J. Prosise and Corey Robinson will also be expected to contribute more heavily this fall. If Daniels can’t return, Everett Golson will be severely lacking in receiving options.