Gunter, an undrafted second-year cornerback from Miami, held his own against Jones. Jones was targeted five times and Gunters tight coverage was a factor in each of Ryans two incompletions when throwing to Jones. In both cases, Gunter had help with safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix over the top.
Jones, who had 83 catches for 1,409 yards and six touchdowns during the regular season, had some success last Saturday against the Seahawks. He caught six passes for 67 yards and a score while being shadowed for most of the game by Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman.
Jones7-yard touchdown against the Seahawks was the same play the Falcons ran against Green Bay for Sanus game-winning score. Only instead of Sanu outside, it was Jones ducking underneath to catch an uncontested pass.
The Reds are awesome with a great fan base and great ball park. I’m excited.
Lewis is a 6-2, 188-pound shortstop from JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., and is perhaps the most complete position player in the draft. He’s a power-speed player who hit.388 with four home runs and 25 stolen bases as a high school senior.
Vanderbilt pitcher Kyle Wright was also considered an option before he surrendered seven runs on eight hit’s in 6 2/3 innings in Saturday’s 9-2 loss to top-ranked Oregon State in the Super Regionals. Wright is a 6-4, 220-pound right-hander who was 5-6 with a 3.40 ERA this season. Wright, undrafted out of high school, was selected fifth overall by the Braves and will join former Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson in the organization.
Signability could be an issue, but the Twins have over $14 million in their bonus pool for the first 10 rounds, and can allot up to $7.7 million to get Lewis under contract. The Twins also hold the 35th and 37th overall selections.