If you don't know who Zay Jones is, it's time you figured it out. Here's a few stats that help tell his story and show why the Bills traded up to select him with the 37th overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.
That's the all-time FBS career receptions record that Jones earned over his four seasons at East Carolina. His 4,279 receiving yards are 12th-best all-time, and his 158 receptions during his senior season rank as the best single-season effort of all time over all college football levels.
Catches in a game. One of Jones' finest performances came in a 20-15 loss to South Carolina in his senior season. While he didn't find the endzone, he caught a career high 22 passes for 190 yards, his third-highest yardage total in a single game.
That's career games, as Jones didn't miss a single one in his four-year career with the Pirates. Jones started 41 games and played in all 50 of the ECU contests during his career. He's durable and dependable.
Nearly 20 times in 50 games Zay Jones put up 100 yards in a single contest. He accomplished the feat twice as a freshman, three times as a sophomore, five times as a junior and a whopping nine times as a senior in 12 games, going over 200 yards twice in the season.
NFL relatives. Jones' father, Robert Jones, won a trio of Super Bowls as a linebacker with the Dallas Cowboys in the 1990's. His uncle — Jeff Blake — is a former NFL quarterback who played professionally for several teams over 14 seasons, making the Pro Bowl in 2005 as a member of the Bengals. Both Jones' father and uncle also went to East Carolina, where both are in the ECU Hall of Fame, a place Jones is destined to end up.
Jones also has a brother in the NFL — Cayleb Jones, a practice squad player for the Minnesota Vikings who played college ball at Arizona. His younger brother, Levi Jones, is a freshman at USC where he was highly recruited as a four-star linebacker.