Re: ***2013 Patriots Draft Thread V2***
posted at 12/19/2012 3:10 AM EST
In response to ricky12684's comment:
Bowling Green DT Chris Jones 6'1'' 293lbs
Bowling Green coach Dave Clawson estimates that half of the NFL teams have been to Falcon practices so far this late summer. The other half will be by any day now.
Scouts are intrigued by a guy who is 6-foot-1, but seems taller; who is 293 pounds, but seems lighter; who plays defensive tackle, but more like a very mobile, agile end.
Heading into his senior year at BG, Jones has 27 tackles for loss and 15 1/2 sacks. Like we said, those are rush end numbers, maybe an outside linebacker in a blitz-heavy package.
As a tackle, Jones is about the most disruptive force Clawson has ever seen in the middle of any line.
He said his fastest time in the 40-yard dash is five-seconds flat.
"I probably should have said 4.6," he said, laughing. "But there's that speed and then there's game speed. That's when the motor revs up."
Game speed and strength are his primary assets. Jones' weight-room numbers are staggering -- squat lift, 665 pounds, school record; clean lift, 380 pounds, school record; bench press, 415 pounds; three-lift total, an almost-unheard-of 1,460 pounds, school record.
"Weight room, practice field âÂÂ¦ his capacity to work is as good as any player I've ever been around," Clawson said. "And it's every day. There are guys who have the capacity to work but maybe not great talent, there are talented players who don't have that capacity to work, and then there are a select few players like Chris who are a combination of the two. It's what separates him."
"almost-unheard-of 1,460 pounds, school record."
almost unheard of, really? that is light for a guy that big. very light.
im sure the guy is strong but a triple lift total of 1460 for a near 300 pound guy is nothinig to brag about.
that said, hearing the description of the football performance, id love to see some film against a top o line