As NFL offenses typically focus on the passing game, DCs have been focusing on hybrid defenders, capable of lining up inside and out depending on the down and distance. Datone Jones meets this criteria, playing highly effective football at both DT and DE. He could be valuable to a 4-3 or 3-4 defense and is expected to go off the board in the first round of the 2013 draft.
For more information on the impressive Jones, we turn once more to Greg Burcham of Bruins Nation. You can follow the Bruins Nation blog, as well as their twitter account @bruinnation and Greg’s twitter at @gbruin91.
Tale of the Tape:
How did the highly coveted Jones end up at UCLA?
Datone had offers from USC, Notre Dame, Oregon, Nebraska and others. He really liked UCLA because of DeWayne Walker, the DC who stayed from Dorrell’s staff to be Neuheisel’s DC. Datone also had the opportunity at UCLA to play right away due to a very thin roster on the D line. Datone was another loc...