The Chicago Bears drafted Tennessee Vols wide receiver Velus Jones Jr with the hope that he’ll become a dangerous weapon in the return game and a reliable option for quarterback Justin Fields in the passing game.

Jones has elite speed (4.31 in the 40-yard dash) and he showed at Tennessee last season that he can be a very productive wide receiver (62 receptions for 807 yards and seven touchdowns).

The former Vol, who was selected in the third round of the 2022 NFL Draft, took part in Chicago’s rookie minicamps this weekend. And he quickly impressed folks, though it wasn’t solely because of his on-field skills.

Jones impressed Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy by showing up to minicamp in a suit and bringing his own whiteboard to help himself learn the offense.

Another report noted that Jones has been spending a lot of time with Fields already, which is a wise move for the rookie wide receiver.

You don’t get a second chance at a first impression and it appears that Jones made the most of his first impression encounter with the Bears.

This just goes to show that Jones is an incredibly hard worker, which makes the odds of him having a productive NFL career even better.

The Bears got a good one in Jones. I don’t know how his career will play out, but there’s no doubt he’ll be a player that is always prepared and leaves it all on the field.

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