The Ravens go defense for the third time in four picks, and land themselves a young defensive tackle in a room full of veterans. Jones was a highly-rated prospect, with Mel Kiper Jr. having him ranked No. 39 on his prospect big board.
Interestingly, Jones lines up as a nose tackle but generated 4.5 sacks last season.
“Nose tackle with size and power that fuels his rumbling playing style. Jones lacks explosive get-off and hand twitch. He’s unlikely to be a quick-win defender, but the anchor and upper-body power are present for gap-control duties once he gets his footwork and hand usage schooled up. He was a standout on a bad defense and more than held his own against the toughest competition he faced. Jones has the demeanor, traits and overall ability to become a successful run-plugger and potential starter in a two-gapping scheme.” — Lance Zierlein