Tennessee Titans NFL Draft Profile: Penn State DT DaQuan Jones

Tennessee Titans NFL Draft Profile: Penn State DT DaQuan Jones
April 13, 2014, 7:15 pm
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DaQuan Jones (DT), Penn State

6'4" | 322 lbs.

2013 stats:

56 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 3 sacks

Projection:

4th Round, 112th pick (Tennessee Titans)

What scouts are saying:

"Dropped nearly 25 pounds during the 2013 offseason and displayed more quickness as a senior with the ability to be effective later into games. He has a wide base and broad shoulders and wins with his brute strength and power to take on multiple blocks and overwhelm blockers. Jones showed improved instincts toward the end of 2012 and through the '13 season. ... Will struggle with leverage and lacks ideal range." (Dane Brugler, CBSSports.com)

"Big, strong-bodied interior force who shed weight and improved his stamina as a senior, displaying NFL-caliber physicality in the trenches. Has been inconsistent in the past, but if the light has come on, Jones' combination of size, power and movement enables him to play as a 4-3 one-technique or 3-4 five-technique." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Jones is incredibly strong and his bull rush is matched by few. He has the strength to destroy the middle of a pocket keeping quarterbacks from stepping up. With his ability to move into the backfield almost at will allows him to disrupt quarterbacks and running backs alike. He makes runners have to create plays and quarterbacks extend plays. ... Jones is a physical freak, at six-foot three and right about 320 pounds he is a monster. Being so big you’d expect him to be more sluggish, but that isn’t the case. Jones is a very lean looking 320 pounds. He is surprisingly quick for his size and usually does a good job chasing down plays." (Casey Conroy, eDraft)

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