Originally written April 26, 2013 on PPR Fantasy Football:
The First Round of the 2013 NFL Draft had plenty of surprises and headline stories, one pick that didn’t generate much buzz though was the Green Bay Packers selection of UCLA defensive end Datone Jones. Yet, despite the lack of hype surrounding the pick, general manager Ted Thompson hit a home run with the 26th pick, getting a player that will add to an already potent pass rush but also brings the physicality, which the Packers have coveted throughout the offseason. At 6-3, 283 pounds, Jones may not have the athleticism to be a 4-3 defensive end but should fit perfectly in Green Bay as a five-technique in Dom Capers 3-4 defense. At that spot, Jones will be able to use his disruptive ability to set the edge and penetrate into the backfield, which should help improve a run defense that ranked 17th in total rushing yards allowed and 26th in yards per carry given to opposing runners. Over the course of his four-year career with UCLA, Jones was highly productive, totaling 148 career tac...
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