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Art Jones (DT)
  • Height:
    6'3"
  • Weight:
    301 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    35 1/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Syracuse
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Baltimore Ravens
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 26 (157)
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Pick Analysis: SJones had a second-round grade heading into his senior year, but had a knee injury in early November, followed by surgery. His draft stock plummeted, but, when healthy, he's a very talented up-field pass rusher that will give the Ravens yet another option on defense.

Overview

Jones missed some time with injury in 2009 but has been a durable player for the Orangemen most of his career. Jones has a good combination of size and strength with just average athleticism. He is a solid run stopper with decent power at the point of attack. He is inconsistent to disengage to the ball and needs to improve his hand use to make him more productive in this area. Jones needs to be more creative as a pass rusher as he relies too much on his bull rush move. Jones is limited outside the tackle box as he is quicker than fast and doesn’t show much range in pursuit. Jones will likely contribute in a backup role as a rookie but has the size and talent to develop into a starter along the defensive line.


Strengths

Jones has a good blend of size and strength making him an effective defensive tackle against the run. He plays with good intelligence to find the football. Tough player who plays through the whistle. Displays a competitive streak you love to see with your interior defenders.

Weaknesses

He’s only an average athlete. Would like to see better initial burst. Struggles moving laterally. Lacks the long range speed to chase down running plays from behind. Inconsistent reactor who can be caught out of position. Shows only average hand use.

Grade

6.7

 
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