Originally written on Orange Fizz  |  Last updated 11/18/14
After missing much of his junior year because of injuries, and falling well short of his stated goal of 30 sacks, this writer believed some wondered whether it would be a mistake for Syracuse’s Chandler Jones to leave early for the NFL Draft. Those skeptics were wrong. Jones always had the most pro potential of his teammates, and he has has shot up draft boards in recent weeks. He’ll likely end up as a late-first, early-second round pick and potentially land with an immediate contender (many boards have the Patriots selecting him at the end of the first). Watch Orange Fizz TV’s Coverage of the Spring Game Despite Jones’ production being pedestrian at Syracuse, his measurables, genes, intelligence and physical potential have helped him with talent evaluators. But is all this buzz worthy of a player whose numbers were average in a bad conference? Part of that is the injury, much of that is also double-teams. He was always the focal point of any offensive coordinator’s game plan. But ...
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