STRENGTHS - Jones showed signs that he has the ability to get a solid first step off the snap and gain some leverage on the OL. He shows the ability to shed in order to make a play on the ball carrier on his side. Strength in his legs enabled him to keep his legs moving and avoid getting knocked to the ground, and showed the ability to move OL back off the LOS. Jones has decent speed when making a play on the ball carrier, although this could improve. Shows solid tackle technique and is a guy that keeps on pushing.
WEAKNESSES - Jones has a tendency to be a waist bender and therefore tends to be knocked to the ground on occasion. Jones has virtually no pass rush moves, although he did show that he can utilize the swim move, although he has slow moving hands and slow wrists that do not allow him to create much separation. He will need to add some weight and strength if he wants to be able to play at the next level.
SUMMARY - Jones is a much better overall DT against the run than he is against the pass. He shows the ability to shed blocks and get to the ball carrier on the opposite side. He shows very solid tackling technique and showed the ability to wrap up well. While he did not show this consistently enough, Jones did show that he can gain leverage on the OL by getting a solid first step off the snap. He will need to explode much more off the snap at the next level and will need to get rid of the habit of bending his waist as he was knocked down a few times. Pass defense he struggles and does not show pass rush moves to be successful at the next level. He showed that he can use the swim move, but he does not utilize that quickly enough and therefore is unable to gain the necessary separation. Overall, Jones has a lot of improvements to make if he is going to contribute at the next level. In the games that were evaluated, he was not a guy that would give up on plays so he has the effort and the 'want' to succeed. If he puts on some weight and becomes a stronger player, his opportunity may come.