Washington football didn’t get the greatest production out of the wide receiver position in 2018, but one man can turn it all around in 2019
Ty Jones was an All-American receiver in Provo, Utah before he committed to Washington football. He started slow during his first season on Montlake, catching seven passes for 71 yards in four games.
In year two, he stepped up his game in a big way, catching 31 passes for 498 yards and six touchdowns. The argument could be made that Jones should’ve seen a bigger share of the targets, especially after the four incredible catches he made against Auburn. He also led the team with six touchdown catches on the season.
With Jacob Eason at the helm, Jones is sure to get a lot of looks in the passing game. He’s proven that he has great hands, and the ability to run a full route tree, but still drops a pass every now and again. That’s sure to change during his junior campaign. He’ll probably end up being Eason’s top red zone target, and will be
With the weapons around him in Aaron Fuller, Hunter Bryant, a lot more of Marquis Spiker, Andre Baccellia and Chico McClatcher, there are too many talented players around him. Jones will see a lot of one on one coverage in 2019, and he proved that there’s no defensive back in the league that can cover him one on one.
In 2019, Jones is going to catch at least 10 touchdown passes. He’s also going to go for at least 900 yards, and catch 60 balls. His best game of the year is going to be a three touchdown game against Oregon, including the game winner.
New wide receivers coach Junior Adams is going to have to show what he can do with Jones, who still has a lot of room to grow. He has a very high ceiling, and Adams could work wonders with him over his next two seasons.