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Former Atlanta Falcons standout defensive end Chuck Smith who works with rookie and veteran linemen during the offseason believes Packers’ DE Datone Jones is the real deal. “He’s just starting to scratch the surface,” Smith said, via Len Pasquarelli of the National Football Post. Jones (6’3, 283) totaled 13.5 career sacks, 36.5 tackles for loss, and four forced fumbles as the leader of UCLA's multiple front defense. Jones plays with aggression with good use of his hands when shedding blockers and shows short-area explosion that has him being compared to a smaller Richard Seymour. The team plans to make him primarily an inside pass rusher as they continue to get bigger and more physical on defense. “He’s just got the tools and the feel,” Smith said. Pasquarelli writes: ‘The Packers, who chose Jones with the 26th overall selection 2 1/2 months ago, didn’t necessarily tab the former UCLA star because of his pass-rush skills. He should be a “base” player in their 3-4 front – probably at right end, where the club deployed three different starters last year in games where it didn’t open in a “nickel” look – and could give the team a strong three-technique end versus the run. But he could also provide enough pocket pressure to move inside on some passing downs, and contribute in “sub” situations.’    

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