Breaking Down Datone Jones’ Fit in the Green Bay Packers Defense

May 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ted Thompson is one of the best general managers in the NFL when it comes to drafting.
He knows the value of prospects and has a good idea of what kind of players fit his team. At the end of this year's first round, he selected Datone Jones, an athletic defensive lineman out of UCLA.
This was another great fit for the Green Bay Packers.
The selection of Jones was approved by defensive coordinator Dom Capers, who raved about the lineman's versatility following the draft (via Milwaukee Journal Sentinel):
As we watched Datone, you could see him do a lot of the things that we ask our defensive linemen to do. We feel he brings versatility from the standpoint that he has very good length. He has the ability to play either outside at defensive end and obviously we play an awful lot of sub packages today in defending the offenses that we have to defend. So, he can move inside and play inside.
Jones' versatility stands out to those who watched his games this past season...

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