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Offline Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:01:32 PM(UTC)
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Datone Jones | Defensive End | UCLA | 6'4" - 283 lbs.



Biography
UCLA - Talented player who possesses the ability to be a disruptive force in opposing backfields ... Has played both end and tackle ... Completed his Bruin career with 43 starts, including his final 28 straight games.

2012 - Starter in all 14 games and was selected second-team all-conference by the league coaches ... Ranked fifth on the team in tackles, first among the defensive linemen with 62 stops ... Second on the team with 19.0 tackles for loss, which ranked fifth in the Pac-12 (1.36/g) ... His 6.5 sacks ranked third on the team and 18th in the Pac-12 (0.46/g) ... Blocked two kicks ... Caught a touchdown pass against Houston while playing offense in a short-yardage situation ... Credited with forcing a safety versus Nebraska ... Made six tackles in the opener at Rice, including 2.0 sacks ... Had 3.0 tackles for loss against both Nebraska and Houston ... Made a career-best nine tackles in win at Arizona State ... Had 1.5 tackles for loss at Washington State and blocked a kick ... Registered 2.0 tackles for loss in each contest against Stanford ... Made 1.5 tackles for loss in the Holiday Bowl against Baylor ... Earned the Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior of the Year on Defense and the Captain Don Brown Award for Most Improved Player at the annual team awards banquet ... Named to the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list ... Selected to play in the Senior Bowl collegiate all-star game.

2011 - Started all 14 games ... Topped the team with 6.5 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks ... Led all linemen with 41 tackles ... Named to Hendricks Award watch list ... Had two tackles at Houston ... Three stops vs. San Jose State ... Notched one tackle for loss against Texas ... Four stops, including one sack, vs. Washington State ... Five tackles, 0.5 for loss, at Arizona ... Matched his career-best with six tackles versus Cal and added a career-high two sacks ... Had three tackles at Utah and vs. Arizona State ... Three stops, 1.0 for loss, vs. Colorado ... Tallied three tackles at USC ... Had six tackles at Oregon, 1.0 for loss ... Two tackles against Illinois.

2010 - Sidelined by a fractured right foot during Fall Camp (Aug. 10) ... Sat out the entire season ... Was listed on the pre-season Watch List for the Hendricks Award.

2009 - Starter in all 13 games ... Third on team with 4.0 sacks and T-22nd in Pac-10 and fourth on team with his 11.0 tackles for loss (12th in Pac-10) ... Earned Sophomore All-America honorable mention from collegefootballnews.com ... Had one tackle assist and broke up two passes against SDSU ... Three stops at Tennessee, 1.0 for loss ... Four tackles, a sack and a second tackle for loss, against Kansas St. ... Credited with three tackles, including a sack on which he forced a fumble at Stanford ... Two tackles, 0.5 for loss, versus Oregon ... Registered two tackle assists, both for loss (1.0 total) against Cal ... Three tackles at Arizona, one for loss ... Forced and recovered a fumble on the first play of the second half ... Three tackles, 0.5 for loss, at Oregon St. ... Two tackles, including a five-yard sack, against Washington ... Three tackles at Washington State, one for loss ... One tackle for loss against Arizona St. ... Credited with three tackles, including a seven-yard sack, in bowl win over Temple.

2008 - Appeared in 10 games with two starts (Cal, Oregon St.) ... Finished with 15 tackles ... Two tackles versus Stanford ... Made first career start at Cal and was credited with six tackles, four solos ... Started against Oregon St. and made four stops ... Had one tackle off bench at Washington ... One tackle against USC ... Named to rivals.com All-Pac-10 Freshman team.

HIGH SCHOOL - Played football for coach Calvin Bryant at Compton (CA) HS ... Ranked No. 15 defensive end nationally by ESPN ... Earned four stars from rivals.com ... Earned four stars from scout.com ... SuperPrep All-American ... Named All-State second team by Cal-Hi Sports ... Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team member ... Moore League co-Defensive Player of the Year ... As a senior, he made 91 tackles, seven sacks, two fumble recoveries, nine hurries and three pass deflections ... As a junior, he recorded 60 tackles, including four sacks.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Datone Wayne Jones ... Born: July 24, 1990 in Los Angeles, CA ... Parents: Anthony Jones and Shondra Hall ... Has one brother and four sisters ... Lists former NFL star Michael Strahan as the athlete he admires the most ... His biggest thrill in sports was his first-ever sack in a varsity high school football game... Director's Honor Roll in Winter 2009 and Spring 2009 ... History major.

Career Highs
Tackles: 9 at Arizona State, 2012
Tackles for Loss: 3.0 vs. Houston, 2012; vs. Nebraska, 2012
Sacks - 2.0 at Rice, 2012; vs. Cal, 2011
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Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#2 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:03:31 PM(UTC)
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Green Bay --- The Packers needed to get bigger, needed to get stronger on the defensive line. So with the 26th overall pick Thursday night, they went with UCLA defensive end Datone Jones.
Offline Laser Gunns  
#3 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:03:44 PM(UTC)
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Offline Since69  
#4 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:04:43 PM(UTC)
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I was pulling for Eddie Lacy, bit I like this kid a lot.
Offline play2win  
#5 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:05:43 PM(UTC)
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Cool! Looks like a powerful addition to our DL. One down...
Offline cheeseheads123  
#6 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:07:54 PM(UTC)
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Very happy with this pick
Offline shield4life  
#7 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:08:31 PM(UTC)
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Quality pick, can even line up as a LB!
Offline Since69  
#8 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:09:05 PM(UTC)
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Datone Jones exploded onto the scene his senior year at UCLA. With 62 total tackles, 5.5 sacks and 19 tackles for loss, Jones stated his case to be a mid-to-late first round draft pick in the NFL draft. The first thing that pops out about Jones is his ability to play different positions on the defensive line. At UCLA he spent time playing defensive tackle at the 3-technique and defensive end at both the 5-technique and 7-technique. He showed the ability to be a disruptive player no matter where he lined up.

When playing the 3-technique, he is able to beat an offensive guard in a number of ways using not only his brute strength, but his speed as well. Jones is able to utilize his speed to his advantage against guards. When the ball is snapped, his initial burst off the line of scrimmage typically gives him the advantage over a guard. He uses his hands and forearms well and often uses a swim move to get penetration. Examples of that that can be seen at the 1:56 mark of this clip and the 1:35 mark of this one. If he doesn't get into the backfield he tends to hold his ground and rarely gets pushed back, so it's rare that he's ever removed entirely from a play.

Coming out of the 5 or 7-technique off the edge Datone is able to utilize an effective bull rush to push back the pocket, but he lacks the advanced pass rushing moves needed to become elite getting to the quarterback. Here is a clip of Eric Fisher just manhandling Datone Jones at the Senior Bowl practices. (To be fair, Fisher dominated almost everyone that week.) Against high-level players like Fisher, it's possible that Jones won't have enough speed to get past them coming off the edge. This could be a problem for Datone in the NFL; since he lacks the quickness when turning the corner, he may have to rely solely on bull rush techniques.

When it comes to defending the run, Datone Jones is very good no matter where he lines up. He has had some consistency problems when it comes to his technique establishing leverage, but more often than not he comes out low and puts the offensive lineman on his heels. He spends a lot of time in the backfield like in the 1:18 mark of the clip above. Datone Jones is an effective, powerful tackler but he sometimes gets penetration and fails to make a tackle, like at the 2:22 mark.

From NFL Draft combine interviews, Jones has said that he wants to be the first person on the practice field and the last one to leave. He proved his work ethic by taking the most reps in the one-on-one drills during the Senior Bowl practice. It's likely that scouts had concerns of his conditioning due to his inconsistency late in some UCLA games, so Jones went out to improve on it and wants to impress scouts.

Jones is probably best suited as a defensive end in the 3-4 defense but in the right system his flexibility to switch between defensive end and defensive tackle would be valuable in a 4-3 defense


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#9 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:09:35 PM(UTC)
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Nice Zero2Cool. That was quick! I like this pick.

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#10 Posted : Thursday, April 25, 2013 8:10:50 PM(UTC)
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Very happy with this pick just glad we avoided lacy too much wear and tear

Barrett jones in the 2end?
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