Velus Jones

  • Height
    6' 0"
  • Weight
    204 lbs
  • Arm Length
    30 7/8" (26th)
Velus Jones headshot
  • Draft Pick
    3.07 2022
  • College
    Tennessee
  • Age
    25.5
Overall rank
WR148
2022

Velus Jones Bio & Season Stats

Year Games Tgts Rec Rec Yds YPR Air Yds Rec TD Fantasy Pts/Game
2022 6 5 3 24 8.0 35 1 1.9 (#130)
  • College Dominator
    22.7% (32nd)
  • College YPR
    13.0 (28th)
  • College Target Share
    22.1% (63rd)
  • Breakout Age
    24.3

Velus Jones Advanced Stats & Metrics

Value Over Stream

-4.8
(#459)

Value Over Stream: Valuation scheme calculates a player’s fantasy pts/game over the average waiver wire replacement in standard fantasy league formats during either the current season (or previous year during the offseason) and adjusts for positional bust rates. VOS rank in parenthesis spans all positions, enabling player comparisons across QB's, RB's, WR's, and TE's.

2022

Snap Share

2022

Target Share

2022

Fantasy Points

Velus Jones ADP

215.00
Average Draft Position (2022)
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18.11 Pick
WR104 Rank

Popularity Index

#436

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Velus Jones Injury History

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Hamstring strain
Preseason (2022)
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Velus Jones College Stats

Year Games Recs Rec Yds Tgt Share Catch Rate Rec TDs Special Teams Age School
2018 11 (WR) 24 (35 tgts) 266 (11.1 ypr) 8.7% 68.6% 1 - 21 USC
2019 11 (WR) 6 (6 tgts) 35 (5.8 ypr) 1.2% 100.0% 0 704 (1 tds) 22 USC
2020 10 (WR) 22 (31 tgts) 280 (12.7 ypr) 10.9% 71.0% 3 398 23 Tennessee
2021 13 (WR) 62 (83 tgts) 807 (13.0 ypr) 22.1% 75.0% 7 900 (1 tds) 24 Tennessee

Who is Velus Jones

During his first redshirt sophomore year in 2017, he was used as a kick returner, where he averaged 24.5 yards per return. From the wide receiver position, he didn't produce more than 50 yards through the air. Top tier programs like USC provided Velus Jones with stout competition. His competition came in the form of Michael Pittman and Deontay Burnett. In his second redshirt sophomore year (2018), Velus continued to make strides towards producing as a wide receiver, but was still better as a kick returner. He nearly doubled his production as a returner compared to his production as a receiver. This year his competition came in the form of a breakout Michael Pittman year and freshman wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown.

2019 was Velus Jones’ first redshirt junior season. Like previous seasons he was relegated by top wide receiver talent to being only a kick returner. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Michael Pittman, and Drake London all contributed to the lack of Velus Jones’ breakout. Not finding success at USC, Velus Jones Jr. transferred to the SEC east. He became a Tennessee Volunteer in the 2020 season. Like the rest of his career, other receivers kept Jones from being the top receiver in terms of receptions or yards. Josh Palmer was the receiver that stopped the breakout during his first year as a Volunteer.

2021 was Velus Jones’ second redshirt senior season and it was the year he broke out. His 62 receptions for 807 yards and 7 touchdowns was more than the previous 5 years combined. Staying consistent to his collegiate theme, he wasn't the team leader in receptions or yardage again. It was enough to earn an invite to the combine.

Velus Jones was selected in the 3rd round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. He’ll be 25 by the time he enters the league, but he does offer dynamism as a receiver that excelled at special teams. The real red flag outside of age is his lack of being the alpha. He couldn't cut it at USC so he transferred to Tennessee. At Tennessee, Jones couldn’t supplant Josh Palmer. He needed Palmer gone before he “broke out”.