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Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones is skipping his final season of eligibility and entering the NFL draft.
Jones, who made the announcement on Friday, was a 2011 All-Big East first-team selection. He finishes his career with 147 tackles, seventh among Orange down linemen.
Jones made 38 tackles in seven games this season despite missing five games because of a lower body injury. He was the conference defensive player of the week after finishing with six solo tackles and two sacks in a 49-23 upset of West Virginia in October.
Jones had 7.5 tackles for a loss in 2011. He is ninth on the Syracuse career list with 27 such tackles.
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Chandler Jones has told us all via Twitter he will announce his decision about the NFL Draft today at 3:30. Make no mistake, this marks an enormous offseason moment for Doug Marrone and Orange football.
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In a move that hardly could be described as unexpected, Chandler Jones has officially played his last down as a member of the Syracuse football program. By way of a press release, the Orange announced that Jones will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Jones will follow in the…
Syracuse football defensive end Chandler Jones announced Friday that he will forego his final season of eligibility and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Jones, a 2011 All-BIG EAST First Team selection, finished his career with 147 tackles, which ranks seventh all-time among Orange down linemen.
Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones is skipping his final season of eligibility and entering the NFL draft. Jones, who made the announcement on Friday, was a 2011 All-Big East first-team selection. He finishes his career with 147 tackles, seventh among Orange down linemen. Jones made 38 tackles in seven games this season despite missing five games because of a lower body injury.
With Chandler Jones declaring for the NFL draft and Mikhail Marinovich graduating, Syracuse now has huge holes to fill at defensive end.
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