Marvin Jones: 'I'm striving to be great"

Marvin Jones of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown during the NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens at Paul Brown Stadium on December 29, 2013
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Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones says that he is striving to be one of the NFL's great receivers.

Marvin Jones has said that he is "striving to be great" as he prepares for his second season in the NFL.

The wide receiver was a fifth-round Draft pick for the Cincinnati Bengals last year, making 712 receiving yards and scoring 10 touchdowns in his rookie year.

The 23-year-old told the team's website: "I'm striving to be great. I know what type of person I am. I know what type of player I am. I know I can be a great player in this league and just keep doing what I've always been doing. Working hard, staying humble and making plays and I'll be where I want to be.

"Steve Smith. Pierre Garcon. Very technical route-runners. They know how to react in certain situations in certain leverages. People like them that are explosive. The average guy will say, 'I don't watch them', or their names won't come up, but those are guys I've studied on film that do the little things.

"You see the changes we made, it's all in-house. For an organisation, it just shows a great deal. We know what we have in our locker room and our organisation and we have what we need to go to the Super Bowl."

Jones also had eight receptions for 130 yards in the team's playoff defeat to the San Diego Chargers earlier this month.

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