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Velus Jones Jr.

Velus Jones Jr.


Age: 25College: Tennessee

2022 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) #354
Best / Worst #193 / #365
ADP #307

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Velus Jones parlayed his 4.31 speed into a third-round selection by the Chicago Bears. Outside of draft capital and his lightning-fast legs, Jones is spreadsheet warriors' worst nightmare. He bombs all the analytical benchmarks that prognosticate future NFL success. Add in that Jones is almost 25 years old, and you have a frightening use of dynasty rookie pick. Jones has an easy path to early snaps with the Bears' wide receiver room in shambles. Outside of Darnell Mooney, Chicago will trot out the donut king Byron Pringle and either Equanimeous St. Brown or David Moore as their top receiving talents. Jones has draft capital and a possible high snap scenario as the pluses in his corner, but the rest of the equation is scary.

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Velus Jones Jr. selected No. 71 by Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears have selected wide receiver Velus Jones with the No. 71 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.

Fantasy Impact

The Chicago Bears add some more speed to their wideout corps with Velus Jones. Jones can play inside or outside and is a threat once the ball is in his hands. He is an older rookie who was selected as much for his dynamic special teams ability as he was for his receiving upside, but he has a chance to make an immediate impact for Justin Fields and the Bears. He will need to earn consistent snaps before making headway in the fantasy value department.

Raju Byfield - 4 weeks ago
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DraftWR #119WR #79WR #14116
Dynasty WR #124WR #76WR #13319
Wide Receivers#106#107
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Strength of Schedule (2022)
Next Gamevs. MIN1st easiest opponent
Playoffs (?)PHI, BUF, DET19th easiest opponents
Rest of Season--20th easiest remaining opponents
Who Should I Draft?
recommended by 63% of experts
recommended by 63% of experts
recommended by 63% of experts
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Most accurate experts for Velus Jones Jr.
1.Mick Ciallela-
2.Mike MacGregor-
3.Jake Ciely-
4.Alex Godshall-
5.Kevin Hanson-
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