July 23, 2014

Datone Jones among the Packers shining early (AUDIO)

The 2013 draft class may be one of the most anticipated group of rookies in some time for the Green Bay Packers.  With the way 2013 ended for the defense (Colin Kaepernick running wild on them), finding more play makers was a priority in the off season.  Sunday was the first padded practice of camp which gave the coaches a better look at their rookies.

Datone Jones was the top pick of the Packers this past April.  Green Bay took the defensive end with the 26th selection in the first round hoping to add some pass rush on the line.  Head Coach Mike McCarthy was happy with what he saw from Jones Sunday…

AUDIO: Mike McCarthy on seeing 1st round pick Datone Jones in pads :22

Stepping onto the field in full pads was something Jones had been anticipating.  While some players get nervous the first time they get on to the field ready to hit, Jones says he felt right at home…

Audio: Datone Jones had no nerves on the first day of pads :12

Jones efforts caught the eye of one of the guys he lined up against.  Guard T.J Lang was impressed with what he saw of the 23-year-old rookie…

AUDIO: TJ Lang on what he saw from Datone Jones :22

Monday is a scheduled off day for the Packers.  They are back on the field Tuesday morning for another 8:20 AM workout.  Wednesday and Thursday are also full padded morning practices with the same start time.  Friday night the team will work under the lights at 7:00 PM on Ray Nitchske Field before the Family Night Scrimmage at Lambeau Field Saturday.