Jacksonville Jaguars: What Ever Happened to Matt Jones?

January 21, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the Jaguars drafted Matt Jones with the 21st overall pick in 2005, expectations were high that he would become the dynamic, deep threat playmaker that the team so desperately needed the years following the departures of Keenan McCardell and Jimmy Smith, and the wasted first round picks on fellow busts R. Jay Soward and Reggie Williams.
Jones was an unstoppable athlete at Arkansas during his years as the Razorbacks quarterback, shredding defenses with his strong arm and big plays running the ball. His combine performance was outstanding as well, and it was not hard to fall in love with the guy after he posted a 4.38 in the 40-yard dash along with a 10'10" measurement in the broad jump.
Jaguars fans did not easily embrace the selection of Jones in the first round in 2005, most likely because he had never worked as a receiver in college, and at a time when the Jaguars were so desperate to make a splash in the offseason, taking an unproven receiver in Jones only amounted to ...

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