Dre'Mont Jones

Ohio State
DT
DL08

Prospect Info

College
Ohio State
Hometown
Class
Cleveland, OH
r-Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 3"
281 lbs
33 3/4”
Hands
9 5/8”

Prospect Grade

5.84
Chance to Become NFL Starter
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
5.12
Seconds
 
Bench Press
--
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
31.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
110.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
7.71
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.53
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
--
Seconds
 

Playlist

Jones was a basketball player at Cleveland's St. Ignatius High School before playing football his last two seasons. Despite that lack of experience, he was named first-team All-Division I as a senior after making 21 tackles for loss, four sacks and four forced fumbles. The four-star recruit redshirted the 2015 season before garnering Freshman All-American honors the following year, starting 12 of 13 games played (52 tackles, four for loss). Big Ten coaches named Jones third-team all-conference in 2017 even though his statistical production (20 tackles, five for loss, one sack, two pass breakups) was not exceptional. His numbers improved dramatically during his junior year (43 tackles, 13 for loss, 8.5 sacks, one interception, three fumble recoveries), which led to his being voted first-team All-Big Ten.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 2-3
NFL Comparison
Nick Fairley
Overview
Jones is an extremely athletic one-gapping three-technique with the ability to play a disruptive brand of football on all three downs. His potential has never been in doubt, but in 2018 the production finally matched the talent. His body type and playing style will open him up to more feast-or-famine snaps than some of the other defensive tackles in this draft, but in the right scheme, he can become part of a swarm unit that plays on the other side of the ball.
Strengths
  • Strong desire to be first out of his stance
  • Good lateral agility and play speed to penetrate gaps
  • Has a boxer's stick-and-move hand quickness
  • Compact, powerful slaps shed blocker's punch to access their edge
  • Fluid athlete with bouncy feet for sudden change of direction
  • Makes clever adjustments of pursuit angles in space
  • Short-area quickness becomes legit pursuit speed
  • Possesses three-down traits and talent
  • Feet and hands work in harmony as a rusher
  • Can force guards to over-set with head fakes and jab-steps
  • Shouldn't take long to develop go-to rush counters
  • Movement skills and motor to hound quarterbacks with secondary rush
Weaknesses
  • Top-heavy frame with narrow hips and lower half
  • Lightweight frame needs muscle and mass for NFL interior
  • Quick hands could benefit with additional pop in them
  • Gets too straight-legged during engagement at point of attack
  • Tall pad level and poor base width hinder contact balance
  • Big, bully lineman can move him around if they get hands locked in
  • Below average in freeing himself from down blocks and power
  • Can be punched off-balance, forcing him to reset his rush attack
  • Needs to get to counter rush move quicker for improved finished rate
  • Size and strength concerns could make him one-gap dependent

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Path to the Draft

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GRADE
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