SI taps Matt Jones as 'breakout star' | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

SI taps Matt Jones as 'breakout star'

Posted By on Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 10:57 AM


Sports Illustrated has included former Arkansas Razorback quarterback Matt Jones among its predicted "NFL breakout stars for 2006."

They're expecting big things from him as a wide receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars:

The Jaguars have slotted him in Jimmy Smith's old No. 1 receiver spot in offseason practices. Though Jones is still a relative novice at wide receiver, he has great speed and athletic ability. Jacksonville reportedly gave him tapes of Randy Moss in the offseason, hoping he'll learn to take advantage of jump-ball situations and become an unstoppable red-zone threat.

UPDATE: A reader posted a comment to point out something we missed. Another former Razorback, Shawn Andrews, made the list. He is now an offensive guard for the Philadelphia Eagles.

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