The New Orleans Saints made a splash in the undrafted free agent market by signing on a handful of rookie players. The Black and Gold are usually quite good at finding the nobodies who went through the entire draft process without being selected. One of the new faces Saints fans should get to know is Seantavius Jones.
Jones was scooped up in free agency the other day by the New Orleans out of Valdosta State University. There, he played four years as a wide receiver from 2010-2013. Jones brings a big body to the Saints, standing at 6-foot-3 209 pounds.
As a freshman, he played in all eleven of the team’s games racking up 11 catches for 124 yards and a score. In 2011, Jones saw a little more action totaling 32 snags for 551 yards and six touchdowns, earning himself Second-team All-Gulf South honors. As a junior, he took the next step catching 51 passes for 922 yards and finding the end zone 13 times, earning a First-team All Gulf-South selection. In 2013, Jones earned himself another First-Team honors.
Looking at his measurements, he’s got good size and length with extra room to bulk up. Adding some extra pounds would be crucial in order to perform at the next level. He posted a 38 1/2 inch vertical jump which is great for getting above defenders, especially in the red zone. Scouting reports say that he has had trouble throughout his career with too many dropped passes and that his ability to separate from man coverage is below average.
Because of his accuracy and the way he distributes the football, Drew Brees has the ability to make any receiver better. That makes the Saints a better fir for Jones than most teams. He had a productive career in college, but he’ll need to bulk up and work on his route running and catching before finding a spot in Sean Payton‘s 53-man roster.