Chandler Jones: Best Defensive Player in the Draft?
He is according to Mike Mayock and Michael Lombardi; the former being the one who's opinion I highly value.
Both NFL Network's Mike Mayock and Michael Lombardi agreed on Path to the Draft Wednesday night that Syracuse DE Chandler Jones is the best defensive player in the 2012 draft.
"I'm gonna make a statement," said Mayock. "Three years from now, I'm gonna say Chandler Jones is the best defensive player to come out of this draft." Chimed in Lombardi, "I think what Mike Mayock said is right. He is the best defensive player in the draft." Mayock recently bumped Jones to No. 9 overall in his top-100 rankings, and to No. 1 among defensive ends. Lombardi went so far as to suggest Jones could be a top-ten pick. per rotoworld.com
Very bold statement made tonight by Mayock. Should be very interesting to see how things shake up, but it's clear he's got some major upside.
"When it's third and ten, you can take the milk drinkers and I'll take the whiskey drinkers every time."