July 24, 2014

Packers take UCLA DE Datone Jones (AUDIO)

Datone Jones Photo Credit: UCLA

Datone Jones
Photo Credit: UCLA

Defensive line appeared to be an area of need for the Green Bay Packers heading into this year’s draft and General Manager Ted Thompson proved that to be true.  With the 26th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers took UCLA DE Datone Jones.

Jones senior season at UCLA was his best.  He racked up career bests in sacks (6.5) and tackles for loss (19).  His 62 tackles was also a career high.  He was a 5th-year senior.  The Packers were impressed with his versatility…

AUDIO: Ted Thompson on Jones ability :14

Green Bay has been searching for an impact defensive lineman since losing Cullen Jenkins in free agency after the 2011 season.  With B.J Raji, Ryan Pickett and C.J Wilson already in place as veterans and the picks of Jerel Worthy and Mike Daniels in 2012, Thompson is happy  with the group he has put together…

AUDIO: Ted Thompson on how the defensive line looks now :23

Jones was a History Major at UCLA and a member of the Honor roll in twice in his time at the School.