Cyrus Jones Says Auburn Wide Receivers are Athletic but ‘Nothing Special’
Fresh off a two-touchdown performance on Saturday, Alabama defensive back Cyrus Jones has the state talking again after meeting with media on Monday.
A year after the Crimson Tide gave up over 450 passing yards to Auburn, the senior was asked about this year's group of wide receivers for the Tigers.
"They're pretty good players, you know. Athletic, fast," Jones said. "I don't think they're nothing special, honestly. But, I mean, we still can't overlook them. We still have to prepare for them like we're playing the best guys in our conference."
Auburn lost its top wide receiver early in the season when head coach Gus Malzahn dismissed D'haquille Williams from the team on October 5. The Tigers have just one receiver ranked in the top 30 for receptions in the SEC, and the offense ranks 12th in the conference in passing with 176 yards per game. Only Vanderbilt has thrown fewer touchdown passes this season.
It could be a coincidence, but Auburn's leading wide receiver - who has only tweeted five times in November - shared these two words shortly after Jones' comments.
The Auburn offense versus the Alabama defense was already one of the most anticipated matchups of this game, but now we know we'll be watching this one closely.