Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/16/14
No. 21 - Chandler Jones - DE - 21st overall (Trade w/ CIN) The New England Patriots traded up from No. 27 in a surprise move, to the say the least, and improved their pass rush immediately with the selection of Syracuse defensive end/linebacker Chandler Jones. Jones is a physical specimen at 6-foot-5, 266 pounds, and possesses the versatility to play in multiple schemes. Jones didn't post insane numbers in college, but his ceiling is as high as any pass-rusher in the draft.  Jones will have to make an impact right away, as the Patriots let Mark Anderson, who recorded 10 sacks last season, sign with division rival Buffalo. Pro Bowler Andre Carter, who also recorded 10 sacks before a season-ending leg injury, remains unsigned. His career may be in danger. It's amazing that this was the first of two trades that Bill Belichick made today - and both were, uncharacteristically, up the draft. In any case, it's a great situation for Jones. He has the potential to contribute right away,...
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