Jason Jones Scouting Report

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Jason Jones Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: MidAmerican
School: Eastern Michigan Eagles
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #83
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 270 lbs.
Drafted 2.23 in 2008 by TEN

2008 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Jason Jones, DE, Eastern Michigan

Jones was active for all of Eastern Michigan's eleven games during his freshman campaign in 2004, but he did not produce a single tackle. Playing in all of the school's games during the 2005 season, he went on to record 47 tackles (12 of which were for loss). He also added 6.5 sacks. In 2006, Jones again played in all 11 games while making 57 tackles with 18.5 for loss and four sacks. He had a breakthrough season in 2007, recording a career best 70 tackles (with 19.5 for loss) and adding 3.5 sacks. Jones was invited to participate in several all star games, including the prestigious Senior Bowl game. Jones is an athletic player, with a good good frame and strength. He is deceptively fast (4.75-40) and agile for a man his size and he gets quick off the ball. Jones stays low and maintains good leverage, also having smooth change of direction moves. With bull rush type skills, Jones has the ability to beat his opponent to the outside. He has shown burst on occasions. However, he needs to add more bulk 9especially on his lower body) and he is not physical enough at the point of attack. A bit of a 'tweener', he lacks consistency. He did not dominate at a lower level, so his level of competition is a concern. Jones is an extremely athletic defensive end/outside linebacker-type of player (which is his main fault). He is not strong enough to dominate blockers and is not, at this moment, instinctive enough to cover backs out of the backfield. He did not dominate his competition, which concerns many scouts. That said, he clearly outperformed Ohio State's OL Kirk Barton in the Senior Bowl practices. Jones probably went from a middle-to-late round pick to the third-to-fourth round area. With better coaching and more dedication, Jones could develop into a regular contributor.

Last Updated Feb-27-2008 by Raul Colon

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