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Getting To Know: Datone Jones

Packers Talk Radio Network continues its Player Profile Series for our sponsor Mayfield Sports Marketing with a look at Packers defensive end Datone Jones. The Packers made a big move this week. Ted Thompson traded his third year, 2nd round defensive end, Jerel Worthy, to the Patriots for a 7th round pick. Worthy was the second defensive player selected by Thompson in the 2012...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

UCLA Twitter Reacts: Datone Jones Gets Drafted, Matt Barkley Gets Shafted

UCLA Twitter is a real thing, and the Internet Bruins were in full-force on Thursday night, as the first day of the 2013 NFL Draft took place.. Quick recap: Datone Jones was drafted No. 25 to the Green Bay Packers, while former Heisman favorite and future reality TV star, Matt Barkley, will be relegated to the second round. Those strings of events were the only thing that...
Via Bruins Blue Digest
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Packer rookie DE Jones off to a fast start in camp

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TODD McMAHON Associated Press Defensive end Datone Jones feels he's been moving fast during the first week of training camp for the Green Bay Packers. His coaches can vouch for that. ''You can see the talent,'' coach Mike McCarthy said. ''The thing I've been most impressed with is his ability to close that line of scrimmage...
Via Fox Sports
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

DL Vanderdoes cleared to play for Bruins

Eddie Vanderdoes is in limbo no longer. The highly sought defensive lineman from Auburn (Ca.) Placer High was cleared to play for UCLA this season, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to comment on it publicly. It ends more than a month of uncertainty after he asked out of his letter of intent with Notre Dame. Vanderdoes was set free after an appeal...
Via Fox Sports West
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie DL Jones proving to be quick study in Packers defense

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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie DL Jones proving to be quick study in Packers defense

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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA Twitter Reacts: Datone Jones Gets Drafted, Matt Barkley Gets Shafted

UCLA Twitter is a real thing, and the Internet Bruins were in full-force on Thursday night, as the first day of the 2013 NFL Draft took place.. Quick recap: Datone Jones was drafted No. 25 to the Green Bay Packers, while former Heisman favorite and future reality TV star, Matt Barkley, will be relegated to the second round. Those strings of events were the only thing that...
Via Bruins Blue Digest
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers select Datone Jones, DE, UCLA, 26th overall

With the 26th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected defensive end Datone Jones out of UCLA. Despite the fact that North Carolina defensive tackle Sylvester Williams still on the board, general manager Ted Thompson elected to infuse new life into his defense’s anemic pass rush. Bio Jones caught the eyes of [...]The post Green Bay Packers select Datone Jones...
Via WCSN - The Water Cooler Sports Network
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Instant Analysis: Datone Jones To Green Bay Packers

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...
Via Football Nation
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers Select Defensive Lineman Datone Jones 26th Overall

  1.26 Green Bay Packers Datone Jones, DL, UCLA, (6-4, 283) The Packers draft Datone out of UCLA to help a defense that battled through countless injuries the past couple of seasons. Jones will likely play alongside BJ Raji but could move outside on the end if needed. He gives the defensive line much needed flexibility and will probably have fun playing in the NFC North. He’ll...
Via FF Locker Room
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

What the Scouts Said About Top Pick D. Jones

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.”
Via gnb.scout.com
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers bolster defensive line with UCLA's Jones

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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Packers bolster defensive line with UCLA's Jones

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...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA DE Jones drafted by Packers at No. 26

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have selected UCLA defensive end Datone Jones with the 26th pick in the first round of the NFL draft. The Packers addressed one of their positions in greatest need of an upgrade on Thursday night by taking Jones. The 6-foot-4, 283-pound Jones had 19 tackles for loss and 6 sacks for UCLA in a breakout season in 2012 as a fifth-year senior...
Via Fox Sports West
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

And with 26th overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft the Green Bay Packers select…

Datone Jones DE from UCLA.  Jones attended University of California, Los Angeles from 2008 to 2012. During his career he started 43 games and recorded 148 tackles and 12.5 sacks.  He can get to the QB which Green Bay really needs and he can cover in the flat.
Via MyTeamRivals.com
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

First Round NFL Draft Grades: Green Bay Packers

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...
Via Heff's Sports Blog
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Final NFL Draft Big Board

 With the draft an hour away, it's time to release the final big board of the 2012 NFL Draft. Enjoy the draft, it should be a great one!1. Luke Joeckel – Offensive Tackle – Texas A&M2. Shariff Floyd – Defensive Tackle – Florida3. Chance Warmack – Offensive Guard – Alabama4. Eric Fisher – Offensive Tackle – Central Michigan5. Star Lotulelei – Defensive Tackle...
Via Everything Colts
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Barr skips NFL fame, aiming for Heisman

LOS ANGELES -- This weel, while UCLA is watching the NFL Draft to see where running back Johnathan Franklin goes, whether or not defensive end Datone Jones sneaks into the first round or if tight end Joseph Fauria is the sleeper that he is predicted to be, there will be one key player noticeably absent from Radio City Music Hall: linebacker Anthony Barr. Barr, who's stock took...
Via Fox Sports West
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: 5 First Rounders That Could Slip to the Second

Like I mentioned in my pieces about teams that could trade up and those that could trade down, this final week to the draft is always filled with stories about how this prospect has a rising stock and this one is falling. Most of the stories, like the one about DeAndre Hopkins trashing a hotel room during the combine, are about as worthless as most “October Surprise” stories...
Via thepigskinreport.com
April 19, 2013  |  Discuss

UCLA Defensive End Datone Jones Among Three Players to Visit With Patriots

NFL teams aren’t allowed to host anymore prospects ahead of next week’s draft. But that didn’t keep the Patriots from making one final push with some of their prime targets. The Patriots hosted three prospects at Gillette Stadium on Monday, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. The trio included Louisiana Tech wide receiver Quinton Patton, UCLA defensive end Datone Jones...
Via NESN.com
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Latest Draft Prospect Rankings by Position

The 2013 NFL Draft is eleven days away, and as the final countdown continues players rankings have risen and fell changing the outcome of what this season may bring. I will be unveiling position-by-position for the 2013 year. There are climatic changes at quarterback and cornerback.Quarterback 1. Geno Smith, West Virgina2. E.J. Manuel, Florida State3. Mike Glennon, N.C. State4....
Via Football Nation
April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Turron Davenport’s 49ers 2013 Mock Draft

The San Francisco 49ers will have a total of 13 selections in this year’s NFL draft. It is very unlikely that they use all of these picks. This draft is one of the deeper draft classes but doesn’t have that signature player that everyone wants to trade up for. The 49ers do have some needs that can be solved by the draft.Here is one way the draft can play out:Round 1 Pick 31 Datone...
Via 49ersNews
April 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Spotlight: DL Datone Jones

With the Chicago Bears in the market for a defensive lineman in this year’s draft, Bear Report breaks down the film of UCLA first-round prospect Datone Jones.
Via chi.scout.com
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Giants: Complete 7 Round Mock Draft

The New York Giants' 2013 NFL Draft could be their most important since the Eli Manning era began in New York.With key contributors from past Super Bowl victories being released (Ahmad Bradshaw, Michael Boley, Chris Canty) or not re-signed (Chase Blackburn, Kenny Phillips, Osi Umenyiora, Lawrence Tynes), the Giants must replace these players and restock their depth chart.I have...
Via Football Nation
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Citizens Of Football Nation Mock Draft Grades: NFC East

Welcome to the 2013 NFL Draft, and with it, the Football Nation Citizens Mock.It's a vicious, no holds barred, one round duel to the... pick.OK, maybe not as wild and crazy as professional "wrestling," but that doesn't make this any less exciting.Some basic rules for our little deathdraft:Every NFL team that has a first round pick also has its own FN Contributor...
Via Football Nation
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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