Draft Zone Spotlight: Chris Jones, DT, Bowling Green University
Chris Jones is one of the most aggressive, high motor football players I have seen this year. Why no one is talking more about him amazes me. Chris Jones was a late add to the Raycom All Star Game, and boy did he impress. This kid came into the Raycom game and showed the motor as he was blowing up the offensive lineman. He amazed so many scouts that numerous scouts I talked to wanted to get a second look at the massive defensive tackle. From the Raycom Chris was invited to the Combine where he ran a 5.3 forty and showed that the big man can move. He looked great in his drills and could have solidified himself as a draft pick.
How many teams were recruiting you coming out of high school and how did you make your decision?
There were four teams recruiting me. (BG, Toledo, Ball State and Illinois State) After my visit to BG I fell in love with everything about it.
Who was your favorite NFL team growing up, and did you have a player you rooted for?
I loved the Dolphins growing up. But as far as players there wasn’t really one. If anybody it was Ricky Williams.
At your position, how do you break down film, please inform our readers what you look for when breaking down film?
It mainly starts with the situation. I make sure I understand that. Then I look at the offensive line individually. I try to pick up any keys they give away.
Do you consider yourself a quiet leader or an outspoken role model?
I am definitely a quiet leader. But a role model as well.
If you could take one day back and erase it from your past what day would you erase?
The day we lost to Kent State this year.
Do you have any hobbies, if so tell the world what it is?
I attend FCA Bible studies. I’m also a member at H2O Church on campus. Other than that it has been a lot of football and school as of late.
Who was the toughest player you have ever played against?
What is the best accolade/award you have ever received from playing football?
FWAA First team All American.
If it was your last meal, what would you eat?
32oz. Medium Rare Prime rib with mashed potatoes. Along with a chocolate shake.
Before the game, what song might I hear on your ipod?
Tank- Diary of a Mad Man
Do you have any pre game rituals?
I would get stretched by my strength coach. I would also listen to R&B slow jams.
If you could pick out your biggest weakness what would it be?
My ability to keep strong in double teams.
Have you talked to any NFL scouts throughout this process, and what feedback are you getting?
I’ve talked to a few. I’ve heard many different positives and negatives.
If you could compare your play to someone in the NFL, who would it be?
I would say I am similar to JJ Watt.
What is the most tragic event in your life that has happened and how did you bounce back?
Going 2-10 in 2010. We bounced back with a better season in 2011. Then in 2012 going to another bowl game.
Everyone asks this question but I’m curious to know what will you buy first with your first NFL pay check?
Obviously I would get an apartment to live in. Also a car that I can get around in.
If you could meet one person, dead or alive who would it be and why?
Jesus Christ. I know once I meet him I know that I have made it to where I want to be.