Chandler Jones DE, Syracuse. 6'5" 265 lbs.
Giving Terrell Suggs some help has been mentioned by Ozzie Newsome as a priority.
The Baltimore Ravens need to bolster their pass rush, so why not keep it in the family? Most Ravens fans are familiar with defensive tackle Arthur Jones, but maybe they should become more familiar with his younger brother Chandler Jones. The elder Jones has shown tremendous work ethic in his time with the Ravens. These two plus their oldest brother, john "Bones" Jones, a champion MMA fighter, all work out together. It would seem that they all share the proper pedigree to compete at elite levels in whatever they do.
Jones has great size, he is listed at 6'5" and 266lbs. He finished the combine with an unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.78 seconds and a vertical leap of 35 inches. His time was thought to be slower due to a recent knee surgery. The youngest Jones could line up next to his brother Arthur with his hand in the dirt or drop back as an outside linebacker when switching to a 3-4 alignment. He is a very versatile player that has the ability to rush the passer as well as play in coverage.
Overall Jones needs to put on a bit of weight and fill out his frame but, much like his brother, if given the proper environment could be a solid NFL player. I'm not saying that is his ceiling but I certainly think his floor is much higher than most due to his work ethic and family background. Also with the Ravens he would have his brother to work with. I'm sure there is a lot to be said for that. No one knows how to help you succeed like your family.
I've seen Chandler Jones projected to go anywhere from the first to fourth round in this years draft. Draft guru Todd McShay seems to think he will be selected by New England at the end of the first round. (which would totally happen to us)
"Jones is one of the most underrated prospects in the entire 2012 class and just the kind of versatile defender Bill Belichick likes. Jones is long and athletic and can play end in an odd or even front, maybe even some outside linebacker in 3-4 looks."
While on the other hand, the other half of the big time draft experts, Mel Kiper thinks he will be gone in round two.
Despite missing 5 games with a knee injury, Syracuse DE/OLB Chandler Jones doesn't figure to last past the middle portion of round two.
In other mock drafts I have seen him projected to the Buffalo Bills in the third round and even lasting as long as the fourth round. Although I do not think the Ravens will reach for him in the first with all of the needs we have at this point, if he is a player they like as much as I do they may trade a later round pick to move up and get him in the second or third if he is still there. I know Arthur, John and I will be watching and hoping that Chandler Jones somehow ends up in the purple and black come draft day.
Below I've listed his college highlights from SU.com.
At SU: Three letters ... Member of the 2010 Spring Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Senior Year (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.
Junior Year (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 ... At Akron, recorded a pair of total tackles and a pass breakup ... At Washington, had four total tackles and a pass breakup ... Against Maine, posted seven tackles, including a pair of sacks for a loss of 15 yards and forced two fumbles ... Against Colgate, he had seven total tackles, including an assisted tackle for loss ... At South Florida, tallied five total tackles, including one for a loss of yards ... Against Pittsburgh, had four tackles and a quarterback hurry ... At West Virginia, had eight tackles, including six solo stops and pair of sacks for 14 yards, and a pass breakup ... At Cincinnati, had two tackles and a quarterback hurry ... Against Louisville, made three tackles, including six solo stops and a pair of sacks for 14 yards, and a pass breakup ... At Rutgers, had six tackles, including two for a loss of yards ... Against Connecticut, had four tackles, including one for a loss, and forced a fumble ... Against Boston College, recorded an assisted tackle and a quarterback hurry ... Against Kansas State in the Pinstripe Bowl, recorded four tackles including three solo stops and one tackle for a loss of yards.
Sophomore Year (2009): Phil Steele All-BIG EAST Third Team and National All-Freshman Second Team selection … Played in all 12 games, including eight starts … Against Minnesota, recorded four tackles, including one tackle for a loss of yards, and a quarterback hurry … At Penn State, recorded an assisted tackle … Against Northwestern, posted two tackles, including first career sack … Against Maine, had three solo tackles, including one for a loss of yards … Against South Florida, posted three tackles, including one for a loss of yards … Against West Virginia, had two solo tackles, including one for a loss of yards… Against Akron, tallied five tackles, including one for a loss … Against Cincinnati, had four tackles … At Pittsburgh, had eight tackles … At Louisville, posted a career-best 10 tackles, including seven solo … Against Rutgers, had four solo tackles.
Freshman Year (2008): Did not play in any games.
High School: 2007 SuperPrep All-Northeast selection … Rated the 12th-best prospect in New York by SuperPrep … 2007 PrepStar All-East Region selection … Listed as the eighth-best prospect in New York by Scout.com … Played for New York in the 2008 NIKE NY-NJ All Star Classic … 2007 Football NYSSWA All-State Class AA First Team Defense and first-team All-Metro honoree after recording 75 tackles, seven sacks, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries … Also helped lead a defense that limited opponents to 14.4 points per game and held four foes to seven or fewer points in 2007 … Competed in three consecutive Section 4 Championship … Averaged a team-best 17.4 yards per reception as a tight end … High School Coach: Shane Hurd.
Personal: Chandler James Jones … Born in February 1990 in Rochester, N.Y. … Son of Camille and Arthur Jones … Two brothers, including Arthur, a fifth-round NFL Draft selection by the Baltimore Ravens who was a Syracuse defensive tackle, and Jon, a UFC fighter … Majoring in child and family studies in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
Jones's Career Statistics
|2009||12||33||19||52||10.0-24 yds.||1.5- 5 yds.||0-0 yds.||0||0-0 yds.|
|2010||13||38||19||57||9.5-36 yds.||4.0-29 yds.||0-0 yds.||3||1-0 yds.|
|2011||7||30||8||38||7.5-39 yds.||4.5-34 yds.||1-32 yds.||2||0-0 yds.|
|Totals||32||101||46||147||27.0-99 yds.||10.0-68 yds.||1-32 yds.||5||1-0 yds.|