Chandler Jones Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'5 - 265 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||First Round|
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
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.