JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- From small school obscurity to NFL facility visits, Jacksonville University wide receiver Andy Jones has seen it all in a matter of months.
Jones recently took a trip to visit the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, a league source told First Coast News.
While a cross-country trip has to be encouraging for the NFL hopeful, the truth is that several teams have shown interest in him.
Jones was at the University of Florida Pro Day and took part in JU's showcase just days later. In both events, he shined in front of several scouts from different teams. The Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers were quick to approach him in Gainesville, the Philadelphia Eagles worked him out for over an hour after his JU pro day.
That's not bad for a guy coming from a relatively-unknown football program on the national scene. However, the interest is easily validated by his numbers.
At 6-foot-1 and 211 pounds, Jones ran 4.53 and 4.54-second 40-yard dashes and leaped to a 40.5-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-7 broad jump at UF pro day. He followed that up with 4.52 and 4.50 times and 41.5-inch and 11-foot-1 jumps at JU.
Adding to those workout numbers are the 144 catches for 2,120 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns that Jones produced at JU.
His star has steadily risen throughout the process, so now it's a matter of whether or not a team buys into him enough to spend a draft pick on him.
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