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2012 Senior Bowl: Cal Receiver Marvin Jones Impresses At Practice

With the 2012 Senior Bowl coming up on January 28th, the North and South teams are in the midst of practice and preparation. For players like Cal Golden Bears wide receiver Marvin Jones, it's a chance to make an impression before making the impression, so to speak.

Football writer and analyst Matt Waldman liked what he saw out of Jones during day three of practice.

Jones was consistently the best receiver on the field setting up breaks and the only drop I saw against competition in three days (no that there were more, but I don’t recall and I watched receivers closely) came today on a crossing route where Jones looked up field to run before he secured the pass. He made redeemed himself on the next play with a diving out at the sideline where he had to scoop the ball off the ground and keep the top half of his body inbounds.

When I watch Jones on tape and in this practice, the potential I see in him is similar to Donald Driver. Not a huge player, but physical, technically sound, quick, good after the catch, and knowledgeable in the West Coast offense.

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