that Heaven Will Allow.
Jones is a little high cut and looks a little
awkward sometimes, but he is an exceptional athlete. He looks like he doesn't
always play in balance, but then just when you think he is going to fall
down, he spins with remarkable agility. Reminds me a little of
Pierre-Paul. He is a little high cut, and all knees and elbows, and his
lack of production is worrisome. Plus, like Pierre-Paul he will be drafted
on promise and not production, as both were seriously lacking anything
resembling production. But, at least he has 10 career Sacks in three
seasons as compared to Pierre-Paul's puny six. However, he also has 27 career
TFL and 147 career Tackles.
legged, sometimes looks uncoordinated stiff hipped, but then makes some exceptionally
athletic move. However, he has
spider arms, and I think had the longest arms at the Combine, 35.5Ē arms
is amazing. He has to add weight and strength in the upper body. He looks
like an undersized 5-Technique to me at the Combine. There is a lot of
clay there, but right now he is all knees and elbows. He can sink his and
get low. He has such long longs he has to keep those knees bent and hips
low. Does not look natural in open field. Stiff hips.
talent is there, you can see, just like Pierre-Paul, but there is a bust
factor as well, just like P-P. He has to improve his instincts and
football smarts, and he could develop into an excellent D-End, just like
P-P. He doesnít get the most out of his exceptional gifts. He often
misreads or his instincts are wrong, and he gets himself out of position,
and then makes a wildly athletic move that guys size just can't make. It
is as amazing and annoying as any prospect in this Draft. However, if he
puts it all together in the NFL he could be something special.
the parts are there, but has is not all there yet. He shows everything you
want to see from a Willie McGinest hybrid DE/OLB in a Pats 3-4. He has
that look and feel, and lower body power. He played primarily as a 3-4
D-End, with a nice burst and power to the outside. He has heavy hands and
can give some jolting shots to blockers. His ability to use his amazing
35.5" arms to keep blockers off his body. He plays with such
excellent violence shedding blockers. He also get up higher than almost
anyone in this Draft to knock down the ball, and can grab the pass out of
the air and get the INT.
donít have much film of him in coverage, but here is no doubt he has the
athleticism and can read the QB. McGinest wasnít very good in coverage
either, but he was long, tall, and could read the QB, which was more than
good enough. His huge reach and consistency at getting him arms when he
sees the QB throwing can be disruptive to the QB as well.
has some work to do on technique as well. He has this huge gift of spider
arms, and doesn't play with his arms extended with more consistency. When
he extends his arms, even one arm, he renders O-Tackles helpless.
has that Freak Factor that some teams want to take just
another roll of the
dice on, and hopefully come up Pierre-Paul. He'll make you crazy, as he
does everything right. Then misses the ball-carrier. Then he'll do
everything wrong. And somehow, he'll make an explosively athletic move
that maybe nobody else in this Draft can do, like a thief in the house of
love coming up busted (sorry, have Bruce flashbacks again;-). And
sometimes, just sometime, he combines smarts, instincts, and his freak
factor, and creates a play that is all that heaven will allow.
a guy 3-4 teams are going to be gong crazy for in the final third of the
First Round. He has that versatility that 3-4 coaches love. The big
question is can he play standing up as a 3-4 OLB. Or, should he bulk up
and be that rare 5-Technique D-End who can harass the QB. Either way, 3-4
D-Coordinators will be fighting to draft him.
Jones Vs West Virginia
is one of the reasons he worries me. He looks so awkward changing
direction. Ans sometimes plays too high. He has to chicken wing his elbows
to turn that corner. But, he makes the play. That is a nice
athletic play for a 6-6 D-End (:02). Here he is at 5-technique, though he
is really lined up inside the OLT. Which you are seeing more and more as
the three D-Linemen in an Odd front scrunch up into the middle of the
line. I'm not the biggest fan of this use of a passrusher, like Whitney
Mercilius. It is to easy to double these guys. See how he blast off the
line and right into the OG, and then steers him into the OT. I am very
impressed with him splitting the double team (:10). He is a lot stronger
than I remembered.
he is in an Odd front again, but he is outside the OLT shoulder in a
7-Technique. He uses his hands with nice violence and a vicious club, and
what should have been a Rip. Instead of rushing behind the QB, which is
the worst place on the field to be, according to the Saints almost new HC
Bill Parcels (:33). I question his instincts. This is a prime example. He
burst past the OLT and Set the Edge, and looks like he is going to jump
onto the QB and/or RB, and figure out who has the ball later. Instead? He
doesnít really do much. Then the RB is charging up field. But again,
that suddenness and change of direction, as he stops and chases after the
RB (:35). He seems to worry me and impress me on almost every play. Nice
strength, Nice fight. He sees the inside run, and gets real nice push on
the OLT (:48). However, he doesnít make the play.
he does a phenomenal job getting himself into nice position, but then
fails to make the play. Everything he does right up to tackling the RB is
First Round talent ability. Comes off the snap nicely, and reads the run.
He hops behind the OLT and gets inside the FB. That is an exceptional
play. However, he doesn't use his long arms and hands to keep the FB off,
but still runs through his chop block with an excellent display of leg
strength. Then he is right next to the RB, but doesnít tackle him (:58).
It just troubles me.
is his odd rounded inside move. He reads Screen, and spins around
awkwardly looking like he lost his balance, but he didnít. Then he does
a flying drop kick unto the RBís knees (Maybe New Orleans would be a
good fit 1:12;-). Again, equally impressive physically as it is concerning
as to what he was thinking?
has nice power. He gets up and under the OLT. He gets him moving
backwards, but then doesnít extend the arms. However, he elbows the OLT
in the head and knocks his helmet off nicely. Again looking like he worked
his way out of the play (1:34). This is what is so impressive about his
guy. He always looks awkward to me, but watch this spin. He spins out of
the hockey fight, and spots the QB, and bursts onto him with a great hit.
That was a great play (1:41). He shows that balance, athleticism, penchants
for violence, and burst in one play. Then he shows the power that makes
Pat's fans drool. This is why teams see him as a 3-4 nightmare; Who might
be able play OLB and D-End in a 3-4. Watch the power as he gets under the
OLTís pads and Bulls him into the QB (1:48). He comes off low and gets
his hands onto the OLTís shirt and helmet buttís him. Then it is pure
power to the QB (1:58). Iíd still like to see him extend his arms after
the Butt. Is that knit-picking?
is what I like. He makes that weird inside move like he is Stunting, but
he is not. He makes the same move as last time, and Helmet Butts the OLT,
(2:07), then extends his arms. He has such nice long arms, it he could
learn to use them in the passrush more he would be so much more effective.
He sees the OLT has him and the QB is in trouble, so he stops and spies
the QB. Then bats the ball down. That was a very nice play, where he was
physical, smart, and made the right play (2:07). Which is something he
doesnít do all the time. The more he can do all three together the
better a player he is going to be.
is another nice move. He actually creates a Corner inside the OLT. He gets
his inside shoulder and tries to Rip him to the QB, then picks up the
double from the RB. That play usually results in an incompletion, but the
QB made a nice throw (Hey, thatís two plays in a row I was impressed
without any misgivings 2:17;-). Here he is in coverage, and he actually
reads the play nicely. He spots the Screen on the opposite side of the
field and tries to get over there (2:29). Most of the time, passrushing is
can criticize him all day, but I wonít say that he doesnít give good
effort. He makes a nice rush. He gets a nice blast off the line and gets
the OLT moving backwards 8-yards behind the LOS. But gets stuffed, and
picks up the double (2:41). Then impressively, he keeps fighting when it
looks like the play is done. He finds a way to fight through the double to
the QB. That was more of a coverage rush, but here was no give-up in that
play (2:48). That play right there now makes him think I like him more
than I worry about him.
to TTC, but gets stuffed. However, as he is wont to do he continues
fighting and uses is power, leverage, and the OLTís momentum against
him. He shrugs him off and finds a lane to the QB (2:57). Just when it
looks like he is going to hit the QB he gets washed. I always misread this
guy. When I think he is doing good he does something bad. When I thing he
is doing bad, he does something good (3:09). RDE, this is why he worries
me. He does a remarkable job reading the play before everyone else. He
sees that run and hops back while everyone else on the D-Line is going the
wrong way. He flows down the line and stays in front of the RB. I am about
to brag about good he is, and then he spins to nowhere (3:25). He just
drives me crazy.
inside move, but he forgot2 his responsibly and gives the RB a Lane (3:33).
Again, he reads it right. You can see him take off and feel something is
wrong. The QB swings the ball out to the RB. Jones spins around, and gets
way outside to make the play. Just when I think he screwed up again. He
spins and makes a great play. He crushes that Runningback (3:43). This is
an interesting move. He gets the OLTís shoulder and then uses a very
physical Swim move where it looks like he punches the OLT in the gut, but
it is a Swim. Right here (4:03). Then he uses his impressive power to bull
the double team from the OG and the OLT straight back (4:05). Until he
finally splits the double. That is very impressive. Then highlights
has the burst and the long arms to turn the corner, but he has to do it
more consistently this is just excellent hustle. He almost gets to the QB,
and then almost gets to the RB the QB threw to (4:27). Inside guy. He
takes the odd inside move again, and gets the pressure that forces the bad
throw (4:38). Here he is top of the screen. You get a real good look at
his odd inside move. He give a little Jab-Step right, like a basketball
player, and then bursts inside. This is another great play. He gets popped
by the O-Guard. Sees the throw, spins (like he always does when he
impresses me;-). Then chases down the RB from behind in a great hustle
play (4:58). That your big 5-Techiinique making a play on the little scat back
10-yards down field.
is what we wants to see. The speed and burst around the Corner. Here he is
looking like an OLB. Great burst, Speed, and TTC. If that hadnít been a
quick pass to the opposite side it would have been a Sack (5:11). Just
another hustle rush (5:24). He powers his way into the double, and powers
the OG and OLT back again (5:26).
Jones Vs Pitt
was so impressed by his first Tape that I wanted to watch another. I was
very unimpressed with him in my memory. However, McShay swears by this guy
so I gave him another look. So here is a second look at, um. My other
look? I think? I also think this is interesting (though it's probably more
of a commentary on me and other pundits than on prospects;-). I was so
much more positive on the second Tape then the first. I really didn't like
Jones when I was doing the first Tape, and I really liked him doing the
second Tape a few days after watching that first Tape. This happens to
everyone. When you really like a prospect it is unconsciously easy to be positive.
When you don't really like a prospect it is unconsciously easier to see
was so impressed with him against WVU. His size, speed, and agility, along
with those spider arms, 35.5Ē Arms! I wanted to make sure I saw what I
saw, so here we go again. Here he is just using his long arms and powerful
legs to bull the OLT back (:09). He comes off a little stiff, but he
always looks awkward to me (:12). He has 35.5Ē arms. Check out his
inside arm extension
as the OLTís hands canít reach his shirt, right here (:15). That, is
what he needs to do much more consistently in the NFL. If
you are a Patís fan you saw a lot of this last year from the big fat
chases the ball to the right, and gets a little confused when he sees a
little guy run past him, as he probably had backside contain and lost it
(:19). I like how he gets low and hits the OLT with his long arms, and is
always driving him backwards. Tell me he doesn't look like a Patís
passrusher here (:25). He gets a nice burst off the snap, gets he hands on the
shirt and helmet butts him. This is what will make him special in the NFL.
Watch how he extends his inside arm into the OTLís chest and drives him
backwards with one-hand, as he sets his sight on the QB with the other
(:32). If he can do that in the NFL he is going to make a lot of money.
Remember he is playing primarily in a read and react 3-4, and he plays it
just like BB coaches it. Iíd like to see him standing up a little (or at
least one play;-).
he is crushing the puny O-Guard, who is helpless against his long arms,
straight back into the Quarterback. That play has to make BB drool. Would
you like to add an interior Passrusher like Justin Tuck circa 2007 to the
Patís passrush (:37)? Oh! He is lined up outside the OLTís shoulder, I
though he was more inside. Watch this lateral burst, boom he is into the
O-Guard then gets his arm extended. He always looks a little awkward to me
and almost out of balance, but watch the Spin back inside and into the QB
(:44). I love this burst. Check out how he buries the TE, but canít keep
his balance and the RB is able to squirt behind him (:52). But you have to
love the explosion off the snap.
D-End, he gets a nice blast off the snap, but itís a screen. He does a
nice job trying to jump into the pass lane (1:00). He is a tough kid. He
takes a shot to the face and keeps the O-Tackle moving backwards (1:05).
They are starting to go to the opposite side. First run (1:11), then pass
(1:18). Stumbles and then explodes into the double team, but gets
Sealed inside as the QB panics and charges outside (1:26). This is what we
want to see. Watch how he uses his hands, and not just his long arms, to
chop the O-Tackles hands off his shirt and hit the QB (1:31). Wow! You can
really see him use his great burst and quickness to crush the double. The little RB was looking to get a block in, but he flew right past him
(1:36). And when he hits a QB, he Hits a QB.
Watch this burst inside. He leaves the OLT standing still (1:42). Sets the
Edge with his long arms. Stays dancing with him a little to long, but then
watch the power as he finally shrugs him off (1:50). This is a terrible
rush, he lets the two RBs beat him up on the edge. But watch the
suddenness in his shoulders as he bursts off the Line, that is what you
are looking for (1:55). 3-4 D-End. Okay, that was a wacky play.
is a great Swim move inside. Again, the pieces are there. He just has to
put it all together (2:15/16). 3-4 D-End and another nice Swim over the OG
(2:22). I like this play. Watch how he Slants inside with nice balance. He
sees the play go outside, and changes direction instantly and gets outside.
However, he sometimes looks like he lacks some instincts, which you hope
is cured with more experience (2:27). 3-4 D-End. He sees the RB sneaking
outside and stones him, which forces the QB to throw the ball away. Just
when I say his instincts stink, he makes a nice instinctual play (2:34).
Another nice burst upfield on a bit of a trick play. He gets lost in the
middle, but at least gets his hands up and tries to get back into the play
(2:42). Short rush, and he tries to get up and swat the ball but just misses
(2:49). He can look athletic as well as awkward.
is what makes me smile, when he uses his hand arms correctly. Watch him
get into the OLT, pops him, and then extend his inside arm and power
towards the QB with one-arm (3:00). He gets Sealed, shrugs off the Seal
and gets hit by two more guys and knocked down. However, anytime a D-End
is triple teamed, that is a win (3:05). 3-4 D-End. This is as good as it
gets for BB. He Set the Edge with his long arms and forces the RB inside.
But what makes it great is that he then Shrugs off the O-Tackle and makes
the tackle (3:10). 3-4 D-End. Oh my. That, is all that heaven will allow.
He Slants inside to free up the two outside blitzers, and then Shrugs off
the puny O-Tackle and hammers the Runningback (3:18). Watch this lateral
explosion inside. That is big time gentlemen. (3:23).
Watch the great leverage, agility, and power, as he sees the RB cutback
and uses the OLT momentum to change direction and go back crush and the RB
(3:26). That is what BB is looking for.
D-End. He does a nice job chopping the OLTís arms. with his spider arms.
Any time he chops, slaps, or clubs the O-Tackles arms down, he is
improving (3:30). Very nice blast off. He is up and past the OLT before he
can touch him. Then watch the great Turn into the RB as he crushes him
again. That is big-time! (3:37/38). Another great Blast-off and Turning
the short Corner into the Runningback, but the QB kept the ball on the
option (3:45). Hockey fight (3:50/51). He slants inside on a call. They
run a Draw. This play makes you nuts as the RB runs behind Jones (3:54).
But watch the agility as he Spins back to the outside and almost snags
himself a Runningback.
That, is all that heaven will allow. Just sit, watch, and enjoy (4:03). He uses his hands to
beat the O-Tackle early. Sees the RB sneaking out of the backfield, and
actually shows some nice reading ability, and then it is all freakish
athleticism as he leaps up for the INT (4:15). You have to love this snag
(4:22). Watch him take on the pulling Guard. That is a nice physical play
(4:30). He uses a nice burst, shoves off the OLT, and Turns the Corner (4:37). Gets
caught in the Double (4:47). Slants inside. Gets control of the OLT. Reads
the play. Sheds and gets into position to hit the RB (4:54). That really
is a BB 3-4 D-End play.
past the OLT, and really doesn't even slow down as he flies through the
TE, and hits the QB (5:00). That is real nice. He splits the Double team
lock and hits the QB with all that heaven will allow (5:10). I believe they call that getting skinny.
get a lot done, but again shows his promise. He burst inside. Shoves off
the OLT with one arm, sees the trick play, and boom, (5:14). Watch this
COD as he redirects to the new QB (5:17). He does his odd burst inside
thing, and then gets caught in a hockey fight (5:23). Great burst off the
line that gets the OLT off balance, and then he can just toss the OLT past
him as he redirects to the QB (5:31). This is a nice agile move. He does
his odd burst inside thing, and then watch the agility as the OLT tries to
Cut him (5:37). He actually Swim over the Cut-block, and gets a hand up
into the QBís face. That is just a terrific play.
gets into two hockey fights with the OLT (5:44). Sheds the OLT on a Screen
(5:53). Not really in the play (5:59). He shows nice feet and agility
working down the line (6:05). He gets in front of the play and reads the
option right, but is too far inside to keep contain (6:14). This is a very
important play. He reads Screen and covers the TE nicely, and forces the
QB to throw the ball away. He does not look out of place in coverage on
the edge at all (6:20). Smart player, fool me once shame on you, fool me
twice shame on me. He got beat by the Option play once, and then plays it
absolutely perfectly the second time. (6:26). That play might be the most
important play on this Tape, because he is a Freak athlete. And his Freak
Factor is only limited to how well he can learn how to play and hone his
instincts. This play shows he is smart enough to learn from his mistake on
the fly, and there is nothing more important then being able to learn from
your mistakes. With the 31st pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, the New England
patriots selectÖ (Okay, so they trade down again, sue me. I'm trying to
find a guy BB will think is all that heaven will allow, sit at 31, and
take for all you whiney hate trading down Pat's fans;-).
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