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Buffalo rookie WR Jones has impressed coaching staff

CINCINNATI, OH - OCTOBER 22: Eric Wilson #23 of the Cincinnati Bearcats tackles Zay Jones #7 of the East Carolina Pirates during the first quarter at Nippert Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images)

  • On, Jake Hamilton reports Buffalo Bills wide receiver Zay Jones has “looked the part of a top-three wideout” in spring practices and has impressed the coaching staff. Buffalo drafted Jones in the second round this year out of East Carolina.
  • In 2016 Jones led the nation in targets with 216 and broke the FBS record with 158 receptions, dropping only six of 164 catchable passes. He was ranked as PFF's fourth-best receiver with an overall grade of 87.8.
  • Jones could find immediate success as the Bills slot receiver. He only ran 30 percent of his routes from the slot last season, but his 3.41 yards per route run from the slot was third-best of all wide receivers that ran at least 125 slot routes.

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