DATONE JONES RUMORS & GOSSIP
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...
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...
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.”
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...
With their first round pick (26th overall) in the 2013 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers select Datone Jones, a DE from UCLA.
From NFL.com: The graduate of Compton High School stuck around Los Angeles to play college ball after being named a four-star recruit by multiple recruiting services. Datone (pronounced...
Green Bay's first-round pick came as a bit of a surprise, as the Packers took defensive end Datone Jones out of UCLA. Jones is a versatile defensive lineman who can play anywhere on the line.
The Packers will likely play Jones as a 5-technique defensive end in their 3-4 defense. That is never a glamorous position, but a necessary one. Jones will likely be asked to eat up a...
April 25, 2013
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...
With the 26th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Packers select UCLA DE Datone Jones. Jones looks the part, and his production matched up to his talent in his senior season. He is very long, has good initial quickness/power, and plays with good pad level. He is versatile enough to play anywhere along the defensive line. Going forward, Jones needs to do a better job of anchoring...
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.
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Datone Jones/UCLA: Skills/Attributes: Lacks the strength needed to overwhelm his man straight-up. Relies on using outstanding quickness and an understanding of leverage to get in good position on his man or get his man off-balance. In those situations, he can be extremely disruptive. However, when blockers set in a proper stance and absorb his [...]