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Rookie DL Jones proving to be quick study in Packers defense

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- As Datone Jones opened his Green Bay Packers' defensive playbook for the first time this past weekend, everything looked very familiar. While the rest of the team's rookie class was starting from scratch and learning a new system, Jones was already several steps ahead. "We ran pretty much the same defense, Dom Capers' defense, at UCLA," Jones...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Instant Analysis: Datone Jones To Green Bay Packers

NFL Team: Green Bay PackersPick No: 26Player Name: Datone JonesPosition: DESchool: UCLAHeight/Weight: 6’4", 283The Vitals: Jones is a monster. During his Senior year he had 19 tackles for a loss including 6.5 sacks.He is able to find running backs regularly and get them tackled. His size makes him a force to be reckoned with and he joins a Packers defense where he will be...
Via Football Nation
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Select Defensive Lineman Datone Jones 26th Overall

  1.26 Green Bay Packers Datone Jones, DL, UCLA, (6-4, 283) The Packers draft Datone out of UCLA to help a defense that battled through countless injuries the past couple of seasons. Jones will likely play alongside BJ Raji but could move outside on the end if needed. He gives the defensive line much needed flexibility and will probably have fun playing in the NFC North. He’ll...
Via FF Locker Room
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

What the Scouts Said About Top Pick D. Jones

Here are some of the opinions offered to Packer Report about UCLA defensive end Datone Jones. Among them: “Datone Jones is pretty damned good. He’s just so explosive.”
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers bolster defensive line with UCLA's Jones

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers have added to their defensive line in a big way, drafting UCLA defensive end Datone Jones with the 26th overall pick. Jones, a fifth-year senior who is 6-foot-4 and 280 pounds, had 5.5 sacks and 62 tackles during the 2012 season. The Packers were in need of added depth on their defensive line with Ryan Pickett as the oldest player on their...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA DE Jones drafted by Packers at No. 26

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have selected UCLA defensive end Datone Jones with the 26th pick in the first round of the NFL draft. The Packers addressed one of their positions in greatest need of an upgrade on Thursday night by taking Jones. The 6-foot-4, 283-pound Jones had 19 tackles for loss and 6 sacks for UCLA in a breakout season in 2012 as a fifth-year senior...
Via Fox Sports West
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

First Round NFL Draft Grades: Green Bay Packers

PICK: Datone Jones, DE, UCLAANALYSIS: I've been mocking this pick to them for a while, and I really love the fit. He fills Green Bay's biggest need of a pass rushing DE (in the 3-4), he provides good value, and I think he will excel in Green Bay. Not to mention he will also take tons of pressure of Matthews and Perry coming from the OLB position. It was a tossup between...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: DE Datone Jones Scouting Report

In an era of football featuring so many specialists that can only do one thing really well, it is refreshing to see the stereotypical ‘football player’ that can be lined up almost anywhere and be productive. In addition, it is also a pleasure to highlight under-appreciated players that do not get the respect they should from both draftniks and the media who are focused on athletic...
Via Football Nation
March 18, 2013  |  Discuss

SOTT Draft Profile: Datone Jones, UCLA

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...
Via State of the Texans
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl: Jones carries chip on shoulder

UCLA defensive end Datone Jones came to Mobile, Alabama this week with a chip on his shoulder. He explained to FOX Sports NEXT what it is he has to prove at the Senior Bowl.
January 26, 2013  |  Discuss
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