With the dust settling on the 2012 NFL Draft, we decided to dig up some information on the newest members of the Patriots. We took some time to get to know Chandler Jones by speaking with Jared Smith of CNYSportsfan.com. Jared covered Syracuse football this past season and was able to bring some unique insights into the Patriots' top pick. Here is our Q&A session with him below:
1. The big rise on the draft boards was Chandler Jones? Do you think he is a perceived "workout warrior"? If not, what about him made him rise up to a late first round pick this week?
A: I don't know officially if Jones is a so-called "workout warrior", but I am very certain one of the reasons why he flew up NFL draft boards was because of his off-the-field character. Jones is a stand-up guy who is related to two brothers -- Arthur and Jon -- who're successful professionally.
I am sure the Patriots saw his physically tools and his ability to get the passer...