|Chandler Jones Scouting Report
|Chandler Jones - Syracuse (HT: 6-5⅜ - WT: 266)
Positives -- Great length and is a good size for a 4-3 defensive end; has a long frame that should allow him to put on some more muscle... His athleticism could allow him to play some 3-4 outside linebacker in obvious passing situations... Uses his hands well to get blockers off of him; shows a
nice jab that can catch players off guard... Has some natural power to his game; when he gets a good first step his bull rush is very tough to stop... His long wingspan allows him to use his swim move effectively; his length allows him to extend off of blockers and his arms allow him to reach out and grab ball carriers that are near... Doesn't stop working until the whistle is blown; motor is off the charts... Was very productive despite being a constant target of double teams in college... All of the physical tools are there, just needs good coaching to refine him into the starter that he should become.
Negatives -- Not fast enough to beat tackles around the edge; lacks the first step to get around athletic lineman... Needs to play with better pad level, gets too upright and can be easily driven off the line by a stronger player... Takes too much time when trying to get past players; instead of taking two or three steps he'll take five or six and this can take him out of plays... Struggles with the change of direction; counters and misdirections can eat him alive... Needs to add more bulk to his upper and lower body... Needs to develop a secondary move to complement his swim move... Needs to be more consistent; will show up for a game then will be a no show in the next one... Missed five games in 2011 with a knee injury and needs to be medically checked out.
At Syracuse -- (Official School Bio) 2011: All-Big East First Team selection... Started all seven games he played... Against Wake Forest, made five tackles, including a half sack for a loss of three yards... Did not play against Rhode Island, USC, Toledo, Rutgers or Tulane due to injury suffered against Wake Forest... Against West Virginia, earned Big East Defensive Player of the Week honors after recording six solo tackles, including two sacks for a loss of 19 yards, and broke up a pass... Against Louisville, had five tackles, including four solo and one sack for a loss of six yards, and a pass break up... Against Connecticut, had six tackles, including five solo and one sack, and forced two fumbles... Against South Florida, recorded four tackles, including three solo ... At Cincinnati, had eight tackles, incuding seven solo... At Pittsburgh, had four solo tackles, including two for a total loss of four yards, and one interception, which he returned 32 yards. 2010: All-Big East Second Team selection... Phil Steele's All-Big East Third Team selection ... Started all 13 games... Tied for 32nd nationally and fourth in the Big East with 0.25 forced fumbles per game... Tied for 14th in the Big East with 0.33 sacks per game... Against Maine, posted seven tackles, including a pair of sacks for a loss of 15 yards and forced two fumbles... At West Virginia, had eight tackles, including six solo stops and pair of sacks for 14 yards, and a pass breakup... Against Louisville, made three tackles, including six solo stops and a pair of sacks for 14 yards, and a pass breakup.