New England Patriots select Chandler Jones, Grade A

The New England Patriots needed to upgrade their pass rush, and they definitely go someone capable of getting after the quarterback here. Chandler Jones  is raw, and may not be a significant difference maker immediately, but he will develop into a quality starter for the Patriots.

Jones has the combination of size/athleticism to make him a perfect fit for the Patriots hybrid defense, and I have no doubt that Belichick will find a role to maximize Jones’ skills.

Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in 2012 NFL Draft, Patriots Comments Off

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