SEC defensive coach slams former Texas A&M WR Ricky Seals-Jones

Ricky Seals-Jones
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One SEC coach sees issues in former Texas A&M wide receiver Ricky Seals-Jones.

Seals-Jones, who entered his college career with high expectations as a five-star prospect and the No. 25 overall prospect for the 2013 national recruiting class, never lived up to expectations as he was overshadowed by his fellow Aggies receivers throughout his career.

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Still, the 6-foot-5, 243-pound prospect has the frame to excel as an NFL wide receiver or possibly a tight end. But one anonymous SEC defensive backs coach told NFL.com that Seals-Jones lacks certain attributes to truly be a play-making threat.

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“He looks great in that uniform, but he can’t get open,” the coach said. “Usually you fear guys with that kind of size when they make it down near your end zone but he never competed hard enough down there when we played him.”

Seals-Jones played two games during his true freshman season before taking a redshirt due to injury. He was limited to 10 appearances in 2014 with 49 receptions for 465 yards and four touchdowns, 11 games in 2015 with 45 receptions for 560 yards and four touchdowns, and eight appearances for 26 receptions, 333 yards and one touchdown in 2016 while battling a leg injury.

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