Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 5/24/13
The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2013 NFL season on each NFL team (rookies don’t count). For the New England Patriots, that player is defensive end Chandler Jones. When the New England Patriots traded up to the 21st pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, it came as a shock to many people as the Patriots are a team known for moving down on draft day, not up. However, when they selected Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones, most people saw it as a good pick. Jones fit the range and he filled a big need for the Patriots, who lost their two starting defensive ends from their Super Bowl runner up team the year before. Jones didn’t have a lot of production at Syracuse due to injuries, but his off the charts athleticism sent his stock soaring in t...
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