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Draft Scout Dwight Jones News
06/13/13 - WR Dwight Jones was waived by the Texans from the Did Not Report list.
05/31/12 - WR Dwight Jones, an undrafted free agent from North Carolina, told the coaches he was giving up football before the second week of OTAs.
"I talked to him a couple times," coach Gary Kubiak said. "He had a good college career, and he's a talented young man. It's a grind. It's tough out here. Hopefully, he'll get home and feel a little better about it, and he'll come back and give it another try someday. He's a very good athlete."
03/21/12 - A couple of hours after his North Carolina teammates wrapped up their pro day at the Tar Heels' practice facility, Dwight Jones sat in a golf cart at East Chapel Hill High's football field, fiddling with his cell phone and waiting for NFL scouts to show up for his personal workout. While 200 students filed into the aluminum bleachers to spend seventh period watching the workout, Jones and his group of agents, family members and friends spent an hour hoping one of the scouts from the UNC pro day would make the 10-minute trip to East Chapel Hill High. Finally, one did - Nick Schiralli, an area scout for the Denver Broncos. With that, Jones' personal pro day could commence. Jones, a mid-round receiver prospect, was banned from UNC's pro day for his involvement in a New Year's Eve party in his hometown of Burlington, N.C. In December, UNC declared Jones ineligible for the Independence Bowl for allowing his name and photo to be used for the party. Fliers for the party, dubbed the "1st Annual Dwight Jones New Years Birthday Celebration," featured $20 bills and promised free admission to the "first 24 ladies" through the door and "24 free shots every hour on the hour." Working with the NCAA, UNC reinstated Jones for the bowl game - a 41-24 loss to Missouri - on the agreement Jones would cancel the party. Jones played in the game, catching six passes for 77 yards and a touchdown. But after the game, the flier was re-posted on Jones' Facebook page and the party was held as planned. Jones said Tuesday he did not attend the party, but was out with friends celebrating his birthday. "My collegiate career was over. I didn't break any rules when I was in school," he said. "I never got in any trouble with arrests or suspensions." - Joseph Person, Bradenton Herald
03/21/12 - North Carolina Pro Day: An estimated 50 NFL scouts and coaches converged on the North Carolina campus Tuesday to watch the Tar Heels' top draft-eligible prospects compete in their Pro Day. Even before the workout began, however, news began to filter out of Chapel Hill that there would be some surprises. It had been known that the university was going to bar former Tar Heel linebacker Ebele Okakpo from working out Tuesday. Okakpo had been suspended for the entire season and though UNC took some heat for the controversial decision, many supported new head coach Larry Fedora's focus on discipline after the school's reputation was tarnished by numerous suspensions during Butch Davis' watch. Only a few hours before the workout began today, however, word came down that senior wide receiver Dwight Jones would also not be allowed to work out. Unlike Okakpo, Jones had not been suspended in 2011. His eligibility for the 2011AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowlwas put in question after a flyer circulated online advertising a party had his name and picture on it (a big no-no with the NCAA) but he was allowed to participate in the game and played at the Senior Bowl with the familiar blue and white Tar Heel helmet atop his head. Jones participated in the Combine and posted a faster time in the 40-yard dash than many expected (4.55 seconds) but did not participate in the shuttle drills in Indianapolis. To do these drills in front of scouts, his agent will have to coordinate a new Pro Day for him. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
01/27/12 - 2012 SENIOR BOWL FALLERS: Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina: With Baylor's Kendall Wright, Notre Dame's Michael Floyd and Wisconsin's Nick Toon pulling out of the Senior Bowl due to injury, the distinction of top senior wideout at the Senior Bowl was expected to go to Dwight Jones out of North Carolina. However, he didn't seize the opportunity and looked extremely ordinary and inconsistent this week. For a player with an imposing frame (6-3, 226 pounds with almost 34-inch arms), Jones struggled to make contested catches in tight windows and was routinely out-muscled by defensive backs who appeared to "want it" more. For a player who won't wow anyone with his speed or quickness, Jones better catch the football if he hopes to make a living at the next level, but he would often fight the ball in practice and showed little of the playmaking ability he flashed at North Carolina. Jones has obvious upside, but after an uninspiring performance this week, scouts are departing Mobile wondering if he's a player who will ever reach his full potential. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com