To most college football fans, when I mention the name Emory Jones, it doesn’t ring a bell. To be honest, it really shouldn’t. He hasn’t made much of a name for himself. Yet.
Every year in CFB, there is an elite running quarterback. Last year was Justin Fields. The year before was Jalen Hurts. 2018 was Khalil Tate. 2017 was Lamar Jackson. The point is after Fields was drafted, the crown is up for grabs this year.
And I believe it will be taken by Florida QB Emory Jones. After Kyle Trask was drafted, Jones now takes the helm of the Gators offense.
A perfect prototypical dual-threat QB, Jones stands at 6’2″ and 210 pounds. He has an excellent deep ball and unbelievable athleticism as well. Jones runs the ball with strength and speed. He didn’t play in many games due to Trask, but in the games, he did play in, he has outstanding accuracy. I noticed a great touch on the ball.
He is surrounded by an array of talent on offense. The running back room is solid. The receivers are not what they were in 2020, (Pitts, Toney, and Grimes) but it’s still an adequate group of Copeland, Henderson, Shorter, and Whittemore.
The offensive line is a bit more unstable. The interior is set, but the outside is questionable after the departure of Stone Forsyth to the NFL. The defense will again be elite led by superstar CB Kaiir Elam. As a result, some pressure will be relieved off of Jones.
Also, Jones has one of the best coaches in the game at his disposal in Dan Mullen.
The Emory Jones Hype Train Begins Now
I’m not asking you all to jump on the Emory Jones hype train with me (I mean, ideally that would be great, but I know most won’t) but don’t be surprised when this guy takes college football by storm.