Bears rookie WR Velus Jones Jr. explains why he often carries a whiteboard with him


(670 The Score) Bears rookie receiver Velus Jones Jr. caught the attention of his new team during the pre-draft process. The Bears recognized something different about him.

An example of that is how Jones has approached learning a new playbook. He carries a personal whiteboard with him in meetings so he can work through play designs on his own. On the Parkins & Spiegel Show on Tuesday, Jones explained why he does that.

“I am like a visual learner,” Jones said. “It takes me writing things over and over. Instead of wasting sheets (of paper) all the time, which I take my notes and write my plays on the sheets, whiteboard is really easy to erase. That’s something I carry on me even now as I’m going over the plays. I just always keep it on me.

“Any time I want to write a play down, especially in the meeting room when I have one with the Bears going over install, I’m writing the play down and seeing what I can memorize, the details, the depth. I feel like it’s an easier way to always keep it on you. That’s something I’ve been keeping on me for a while.”

Jones, who turned 25 on Wednesday, was selected by the Bears out of Tennessee with the No. 71 overall pick in the third round of the NFL Draft.

“He’s different,” Bears general manager Ryan Poles said. “He’s special. There’s something about him.

“There’s an aura about him.”