Nazair Jones   #92 DT

Height: 6-5   Weight: 292   Age: 24

Born: 12/13/1994 Newark , NJ

College: North Carolina

Experience: 3rd season

High School: Roanoke Rapods HS [NC]









Draft 2017

Pick No.102

Selected By: Seattle Seahawks

Round: 3

Pick (Overall): 38 (102)

Pick Analysis: Jones nearly had to give up football after his junior year in high school, suffering from complex regional pain syndrome, a disease that made him unable to walk and caused him to lose 50 pounds in a month. He returned to play as a senior, but many schools backed off his recruiting trail. While redshirting in Chapel Hill in 2013, "Naz" added 40 pounds of weight, making him a 295-pound interior defender. Despite not starting any games in 2014, Jones led the team with 7.5 tackles for loss. Jones missed games with a leg injury and a concussion as a sophomore (40 tackles, four for loss), but was still a third-team All-ACC pick by league media. He earned that same honor in 2016, setting career highs in tackles (70) and tackles for loss (9.5) while being credited with 2.5 sacks. Jones also used his length to break up 10 passes during his career.


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  1. Seahawks select Nazair Jones No 102 in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Published: April 28, 2017 at 11:42 p.m.

    The Seattle Seahawks select North Carolina tackle Nazair Jones in Round 3 with the No. 102 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

  2. Nazair Jones 2017 Combine Workout

    Published: April 1, 2017 at 06:58 p.m.

    North Carolina defensive lineman Nazair Jones goes through drills at the 2017 NFL Combine.

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