DE Chandler Jones Scouting Report

DE Chandler Jones-Syracuse

Height: 6’5

Weight: 251 lbs.

Grade: 6.3 (Grading Scale)

Projection: Round 4

Strengths:

Has prototypical size for the position…has long arms and a good build…does a good job with his get off on the snap, it allowed him to get around the OT…he’s a passionate and unquestioned leader on the field…tackles well, making sure to wrap up the ball carrier…shows some nice power off his bull rush…has some decent hand coordination with both his punch power and placement…has a lot of potential thanks to the ability to grow into his frame and use his size…has plenty of pedigree as his one brother play DE for the Baltimor Ravens (Arthur Jones) and his other is the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (Jon Jones).

Weaknesses:

Not quite sure why he left school early…extremely raw in terms of his fundamentals…can almost always be located on film because he plays so high…has a good first step but isn’t an explosive edge rusher…stiff hips with limit his scheme fit to a 43…does not work very well laterally down the line of in space…struggles to change direction and can be shook by ball carriers who are shifty…has the length to control the blocker at the POA with his arms but has not learned how to do that consistently…gives up his chest plate too easily…questions will linger around his knee injury.

Notes:

Jones v. UConn

Tags: 2012 NFL Draft, ACC, Arthur Jones, Big East, Chandler Jones, DE, Jon Jones, Syracuse, UFC

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