Watching him on film he's too stiff to play OLB. I like him for the Titans at #52 if he's there and other players are gone, but this guy isn't a 1st round selection on film.
He's not an OLB either, he should be playing around 270-280 as a 4-3LE or 280-290 in a 3-4
I agree. His future is a 4-3 LDE or 3-4 5 tech. If he can add the weight I think he could develop into a pretty good player at those positions but a team drafting him as 3-4 OLB or 4-3 RDE is likely to be disappointed.
He's no Aldon Smith. Aldon looked unblockable at times on his tape. He was more fluid, too. Jones is more of a bullrusher; Aldon Smith had that ability to just kind of slip off of blockers in the direction of the quarterback.
People see their combine #'s and instantly compare them. Two COMPLETELY different football players.
I see a 4-3 LE. 2nd-3rd round. I'd be shocked if he ends up as a 3-4 OLB.
Yep. He looks like a pretty prototypical left end to me. Strong, physical, and can still put some pressure on the QB coming from that front side. Agree with the round projection, too. Looks to me like he's probably a starter, but not a Pro Bowler. And there's nothing wrong with that!
Charley Casserly just gave him to NE in round 1 in his mock which came out today , so I'd say he is definitely on the rise both for 3-4 and 4-3 teams. Casserly says he can play at 280-285 which would make him also a candidate as a 3-4 DE.