Nazair Jones – 2017 NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Nazair Jones

DT

Basics:

Position College Jersey Number Class Scheme
DT North Carolina 90 JR

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

Listed Height Listed Weight Listed 40 Time Combine Height Combine Weight Arm Length Hand Size
6'5 295 5.07 6'5 304 34 5/8 10 7/8

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

40 Time Vertical Broad Bench 3-Cone Short Shuttle
5.11 24.5 8'5 DNP 7.93 4.63

Overview:

Jones had a great career at North Carolina, playing in 35 career games, where he had 146 tackles, 22.0 for loss, and 5.0 sacks, proving to be a monster for the Tar Heels defense. He has great size, he has good speed for his size, he is very experienced, is a sure fire tackler, and a defensive play maker. He creates havoc on defense, he plows his way through the offensive line in pursuit of the quarterback, he is and he is also a tough nosed player. He also gets good pressure on the quarterback, and he is a good pass rusher. On the other side he is not known as a sack specialist. With that said, I view Jones as a late day 2, to early day 3 pick, where he will be a great rotational player to begin with.

Strengths:

Tackling machine

Very experienced

Has great size

Has a non stop motor

Is in on every play

Does not give up on many plays

A Sure fire tackler

Gets good pressure on the QB

A good pass rusher

Plows his way through the offensive line

A defensive play maker

Causes havoc on defense

Has good speed

A tough nosed player

Does a good job of blocking passes down at the line of scrimmage

Did a great job of getting the QB and backs down behind the line of scrimmage for a loss

Weaknesses:

Not known as a sack specialist

Career Stats:

Games Played: 35

Tackles: 146

Tackles For Loss: 22.0

Sacks 5.0

Interceptions: 2

Pass Breakups: 10