D.J. Jones – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

D.J. Jones

DT

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DT Ole Miss 93 SR

Measurements (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'0 321 5.08 6Õ1 319 32 1/2 10 1/4

Combine Results (* Denotes Pro Day or Personal Workout Numbers):

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
5.04 28.5 9Õ0 25 7.73 4.65

Overview:

Jones had a nice career at Ole Miss, playing in 25 career games, he had 70 tackles, 8.5 for loss, and 6.0 sacks. He has great size, he gets good pressure on the quarterback, he is also a good pass rusher, a tough nosed player, and a run stuffer. He is also a hard hitter, and he plows his way through the offensive line. He is not the fastest defensive tackle, and he has only 2 seasons at the FBS level, after transferring from a JUCO school. With that said, I view Jones a late round pick, likely in the 7th round area, where I view him a nose tackle at the next level.

Strengths:

Tackling machine

Has great size

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A run stuffer

A tough nosed player

Gets good pressure on the QB

A good pass rusher

Put up good sack numbers in only 25 career games at Ole Miss

A hard hitter

Plows his way through the offensive line

Weaknesses:

Not the fastest DT

Only 2 years at the FBS level

Career Stats:

Games Played: 25

Tackles: 70

Tackles For Loss: 8.5

Sacks> 6.0