Photo of DaQuan Jones
Drafted By: Titans

Combine Results

Grade
5.42 ?
  • 5.35 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 27.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 101.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.73 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"A lot of people thought he'd be a second- or third-round pick. He brings immediate value to the table. The only thing he lacks is consistency." -- Mike Mayock

  • 6'4" Height
  • 33 1/2" Arm Length
  • 322LBS. Weight
  • 9 5/8" Hands

Overview

His first name is pronounced "DAY-qwan." Was a highly recruited offensive lineman as a New York prep. Also lettered in basketball and track. Enrolled at Penn State in 2010 and initially was going to redshirt as a freshman, as he was held out of the Nittany Lions' first four games. His play in practice got him on the field, though, and he saw action in the final nine games, recording six tackles, two tackles for loss and one sack. Was forced to play defensive end against Illinois when three ends were injured in the contest. Saw action in all 13 games as a backup defensive tackle in '11, registering 8-0-0. Moved into the starting lineup in '12 and had 22-2-.5 with one pass batted in 12 games (11 starts). Had a strong senior year in '13 after dropping 15 pounds in the offseason, starting 12 times and recording 56-11.5-3. Team captain.

Analysis

Strengths

Big body -- looks the part. Fires off the snap and engages quickly. Is difficult to displace and has a strong upper body. Able to control blocks and locate the ball. Plays with a load in his hands -- presses blockers, extends and discards. Generates a strong bull rush and collapses the pocket. Is athletic and redirects well for a big man. Flashes disruptive ability and dominates at times, creating production for teammates. Scheme versatile. Has upside.

Weaknesses

Takes some plays off and occasionally loafs on plays away from him. Could stand to develop counters and pass-rush moves. Does not threaten the edges. Does not accelerate off blocks and closing burst is just average. Can do a better job protecting his legs. Weight and conditioning have fluctuated.

Draft Projection

Rounds 3-4

Bottom Line

Big, strong-bodied interior force who shed weight and improved his stamina as a senior, displaying NFL-caliber physicality in the trenches. Has been inconsistent in the past, but if the light has come on, Jones' combination of size, power and movement enables him to play as a 4-3 one-technique or 3-4 five-technique.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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