Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Where he was taken: 26th, Green Bay Packers
At 6'4", 283 pounds, Jones is one of the most imposing defensive ends in the 2013 NFL Draft. He will represent the biggest hope for UCLA fans that a Bruin will be taken in the first round of this year's draft.
Coming into his career at UCLA, Jones displayed a lot of potential as a top defensive end prospect. He appeared in 10 games as a true freshman in 2008, making 17 tackles, and then started in every game as a sophomore in 2009, coming away with four sacks. After redshirting in 2010 with a fractured right foot, Jones returned as a starter in 2011, but only put in an average performance, making 41 tackles and three sacks.
2012 proved that Jones deserves to be one of the most highly rated defensive linemen in the draft. As a senior, Jones was able to make 62 tackles, 19 for loss, and also tallied an impressive 6.5 sacks on his way to being named Second-Team All-Pac-12.
Jones is a big, strong defensive end who can fit into both 4-3 and 3-4 schemes. He also has the versatility to move inside to the defensive tackle position when necessary. He possesses long arms and an explosive first step that helps him knock blockers off balance and shoot into open gaps.
According to Rob Rang of CBSSports.com, Jones may just be scratching the surface of his potential.
Jones is projected as a first or second round pick. Todd McShay has him going 29th to the New England Patriots in his lastest mock draft and will be expected to make an impact right away. He looks to have all the makings of a dominate NFL lineman.