As a junior Dwight Jones was an honorable mention All-ACC selection after leading the North Carolina Tar Heels with 62 catches for 946 yards. His 233 yards against Florida State in 2010 is the second most in school history. In 2011 Jones topped his numbers from the previous season by leading the conference in receptions (85) and touchdowns (12) in addition to having 1,196 yards. He recorded five games with 100+ yards receiving, including a season-high 138 against Wake Forest. Jones’ reception total in his senior season is the fifth-highest in ACC history.
After a standout season things started to not go in Jones’ favor leading up to the NFL draft. He reportedly didn’t perform well at the scouting combine and was banned by UNC from attending the school’s pro day. After not being selected in last week’s draft Jones signed as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans.
In an interview with SportsRadio 610 in Houston the former Tar Heel spoke about what we can expect from him in his rookie season.
“I’m telling you right now,” Jones said. “The steal of the draft. Dwight Jones – the next Andre Johnson. You’re looking at him – 6’4″, 230 (pounds). Houston, stand up. Let’s go Texans.
“I know what I’m capable of. Turn on the film, and you’ll see a playmaker.”
Later, Jones was asked to make a prediction.
“They can expect Dwight Jones to be starting as an (undrafted) free agent in the NFL his rookie year,” he said.