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A Closer Look at Jason Jones, DE, Eastern Michigan

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Draft day is always exciting as a Titans' fan during the Mike Reinfeldt regime.  You never really know what is going to happen.  Most of us were just sitting there waiting for the Titans to move up as all of the top receivers were still sitting there as the 2nd round ticked along.  Obviously that did not happen.  Instead the Titans took Jason Jones, DE, Eastern Michigan.

On the surface Jones appears to be just what the Titans need for their defensive line.  He is a big dude at 6-5, 273 that played some tackle and end in college.  He is more of a run stuffer than a pass rusher so we will probably see him doing a lot of rotating with Jevon Kearse.  If that is the case, I really like the pick because that will make Kearse that much more effective.  His NFL.com draft profile says he is a high motor guy.

All of his weaknesses seem to be when it comes to pass rushing.  That makes this a good pick for the Titans because he will have some time to develop because of the addition of Kearse.  He only had 14 sacks in his college career, but he did have 50 tackles for loss.  Give Jim Washburn a couple of months with this guy, and he should develop into a solid player.

We will finally be moving to SBN 2.0 tomorrow. It will be a new and exciting day around here..