Name: Chandler Jones
Position: Defensive End / Outside Linebacker
Selected: Round 1, Pick 21
Height: 6 – 5
– Above average anchor strength, can set the edge
– Long arms and great size. Incredible physical specimen
– Has a ton of potential
– Has some versatility
– Strong bloodlines¬†as one brother¬†(Arthur Jones)¬†plays for the Baltimore Ravens and his other brother (Jon Jones)¬†is the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
– Raw, needs to develop and gain experience
– Average lateral agility
– Struggles in coverage
– Needs to develop as a pass rusher
– Can be washed out by double teams
Chandler Jones is an intriguing prospect for New England. He is raw and also missed five games last season with a knee injury, but he has an incredible amount of talent. Jones is¬†extremely disruptive at the line of scrimmage and can. He has an excellent burst off the line that allows him to get into the backfield on a consistent basis. He needs to develop as a pass rusher, but he is a solid overall player who can blow up runs in the backfield and gets consistent pressure on the opposing quarterback.
Overall, I am thrilled with the selection of Jones. I believe he is an intriguing prospect that adds a dynamic and versatile presence to New England’s front seven. Belichick and the Patriots obviously loved him as they moved up six spots to select him and I can’t wait to see this guy hit the field.
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