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Washington Redskins Player Profiles: Tony Jones

Incredible speed could help land this burner a spot in the NFL.

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Position: Wide Receiver

Height: 5'11", Weight: 201 lbs.

College: Northwestern

Drafted: Undrafted (2015)

After joining the Redskins in early May after going undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, Tony Jones finds himself fighting for his career in a very crowded position group.

#1. Tony is a burner with incredible speed.  He runs a 4.42 40 and specializes in deep posts and fly routes.  The dude can literally fly.  Like DeSean Jackson fly.  He gets out of cuts a warp speed and can do serious damage on crossing routes when he can run after the catch.

On the downside, Tony has below average hands.  Like Aldrick Robinson hands.  He doesn't really run polished routes and is a bit of a one-trick pony.

#2. Tony brings with him some STs ability as well as a factor in the return game.  Anytime you have a player with 4.4 speed, it's definitely an added bonus if they can return some punts/kicks.  Tony has shown some ability to do that.

#3. Judging by his Twitter account, Tony is an avid NBA/basketball fan.  You can check him out @ToJo_6.

#4. I found an interesting article from Matt Waldman in The Rookie Scouting Portfolio featuring Tony Jones.  It's called, WR Tony Jones: Economy of Movement.  It's pretty interesting.  Check it out here.

#5. Tony's best game by far came during his junior year on September 7, 2013 versus Syracuse.  He caught 9 passes for 185 yards and 1 TD.  Told you he's fast...

Bottom Line: The 'Skins are pretty stacked at WR and that probably means Jones doesn't have a future with the team.  However, if he can impress enough during camp and the preseason, a spot on the PS certainly isn't out of the question.  He'll need to show improved hands and route running, while being able to show something as a return man.