Jones was mostly overlooked as a high school recruit and ended up as a ?preferred walk-on? at San Jose State where he redshirted in 2009. He was used mostly as a sub-package receiver in 2010, but finished third on the team in catches and earned a scholarship. Jones produced similar production as a sophomore and junior in 2011-12 as a part-time starter, but emerged as the go-to target for the Spartans? offense as a senior in 2013, finishing with 79 catches for 1,356 yards and a school-record 15 receiving scores ? First Team All-MWC honors and leaves school with several records. He is quicker than fast with short-area explosion to create enough space for him to work and despite smaller hands, he has excellent focus and body control to pluck and quickly get down the field. Jones, who was a Combine snub, lacks ideal speed, size and strength for the next level and needs to stay healthy, but projects as a No. 3/4 inside receiver who can be productive as an underneath possession target.
STRENGTHS: Productive catch-and-go athlete with electric feet and natural burst in/out of his breaks. Above average body control and hand-eye coordination with terrific body adjustments to snare the ball away from his body. Tracks the ball well with excellent focus and soft hands to secure grabs. Sharp routes and hides his intended path. Much tougher than he looks with a strong competitive spirit. Willing and tough-minded blocker. Next level work ethic and pushes himself off the field. Humble and smart. NFL bloodlines as the son of receiver Mike Jones, who was a 6th rounder in the 1983 NFL Draft and played six years in the NFL. Jones is the current offensive coordinator at his alma mater Tennessee State (where he still holds several receiving records) and was the former head coach of the Frankfurt Galaxy (2004-07) of NFL Europe. Extremely productive and consistent resume as the first player in school history to record 50+ catches as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior ? holds the school?s all-time marks for career catches (248) and receiving yards (3,087).WEAKNESSES: Marginal size and length with skinny limbs and little growth potential. Lacks elite top-end speed and is quicker than fast. Minimal body strength and won?t break tackles or create after initial contact. Will be pushed around in coverage and too often finds himself re-routed or tied up, throwing off his timing and rhythm. Will have his share of drops with smaller hands and alligator arms over the middle. Room to improve his ball security to avoid fumbles. Played on special teams coverages in college, but doesn?t have any return man experience. Durability concerns due to lack of size and numerous minor injuries over his career, including a bruised shoulder and dislocated clavicle.--Dane Brugler
05/13/2014 - Browns Sign 11 Undrafted Free Agents: Chandler Jones - Finished as San Jose State's career leader in receptions (248), receiving yards (3,087) and touchdown catches (29)... Became first player in school history with at least 50 receptions as a freshman, sophomore, junior and senior... Appeared in 50 games and registered 10 100-yard receiving games... In 2011, he became the second player in NCAA history to score a touchdown rushing, receiving and by fumble recovery in the same game... Father, Mike Jones, played seven seasons as an NFL wide receiver and is currently the offensive coordinator at Tennessee State University... Graduated from Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, Calif. - Cleveland Browns