Chandler Jones Scouting Report

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Chandler Jones Scouting Report

Position: DE
Conference: ACC
School: Syracuse Orange
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #99
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 265 lbs.
Draft Prediction: First Round
Drafted 1.21 in 2012 by NE

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.87
Bench press22
Vertical jump35.0
Broad jump10'0
Three-cone drill7.07
20-yard shuttle4.38

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse

It has been quite a few years since Syracuse had a legit defensive end prospect, but Chandler Jones is next in line and will look to carry the torch for Dwight Freeney (who is now entering the end of his long and productive career).

Jones has great length and the right size for a natural 4-3 defensive end and in time, could develop into a 3-4 OLB. He could add a little more strength and bulk to his lower body, but he's a well-built guy with no big concerns in his game. Like most college prospects, small tweaks to his game will really help him out. Jones needs to stay low and keep his leverage. This is achieved through a more natural or "springy" knee bend. Needs to better utilize his length, whether it is taking longer, more powerful steps off the line or engaging his long arms into his blocker. He has a huge wingspan and the ability to initiate and engage blockers can be a devastating advantage.

His pass rush is a bit unrefined, but these strategies can be cleaned up through coaching. Blockers can typically push him upright and kill his forward momentum.

Jones doesn't have a great burst, but the blueprint for a good starting pass rusher is there if he continues to work.

Last Updated Apr-28-2012 by Matt De Lima

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