Round 5, Pick 31 (166)- Marvin Jones, Wide Receiver, California
The Bengals got some value here with this pick when they selected Marvin Jones. He was projected to fall somewhere in the mid 3rd, early 4th round range. Luckily for Cincinnati, that did not happen.
Jones is a player the Bengals picked to bring competition to the #2 wide receiver. Jones is built similar to Mohammed Sanu in that he stands 6’2 and weighs in at 200 pounds. Jones put up good numbers at the combine running a 4.46 and putting up 22 reps on the bench press. He has good speed off the line and great body control when in the air. He is a receiver who doesn’t wait for the ball to come to him; he goes and gets the ball. He won’t torch a defense vertically, but with A.J. Green, he won’t have to. He has reliable hands and can be a great asset to Andy Dalton and the Bengal offense.
Jones leaves the University of California as one of their most productive wide receivers in school history. He ranks in the top eight in all major categories; catches, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. As a Bengal fan, you have to like this pick.