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Drafted By: Patriots
  • Round 1
  • Pick 21
  • Overall 21

Combine Results

Grade
84.2 ?
  • 4.87 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 35.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 120.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.07 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.38 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Mayock's take: "I like him better than most people do. Bill Belichick loves diversity, and this kid is a difference-maker in how he pass rushes, how he defends the run and how he can drop in coverage."

  • 6'5" Height
  • 35 1/2" Arm Length
  • 247LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Jones is an underclassman defensive end who has displayed good size and speed throughout his career at Syracuse. He suffered a knee injury that severely limited him in 2011 and will need to prove he's fully recovered throughout the pre-draft process to warrant the draft consideration that he's shown he's worthy of on the field. He should be selected somewhere in the third round. Though undersized, he is best served playing the end position in a 4-3 scheme.

Analysis

Strengths

Jones is undersized but has the tools to stay on the line at the next level and work mostly out of a 5-technique position, as he excels at working in short areas and being a scrappy, active player in the box. He has a good wingspan and is a long strider, which gives him great range to run down outside runs. He uses his arms well to keep linemen at bay, and he displays good technique to defeat blocks through hand fighting. He is an effective tackler with a lot of range. Although Chandler tends to get upright immediately at the point of attack, he is a good pass rusher who plays to his strengths.

Weaknesses

Jones is undersized and could have issues against stronger offensive tackles. He is a long strider who takes too many steps to get to full speed and looks lost at times when diagnosing run plays. He is an effective player when moving decisively, but he can be out of place at times. Once in the backfield, he has trouble readjusting his body to get a clear burst toward the quarterback.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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