Dre'mont Jones

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Dre'mont Jones
Denver Broncos
Position:Defensive End
Personal information
Born: (1997-01-05) January 5, 1997 (age 22)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Saint Ignatius (Cleveland, OH)
College:Ohio State
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 3 / Pick: 71
Career history
Roster status:Unsigned draft pick
Career highlights and awards
  • Freshman All American (2016)
  • Third-team All-Big Ten (2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
  • First team All-Big Ten (2018)

Dre'mont Jones (Born January 5, 1997) is an American football defensive end for the Denver Broncos. He is from Cleveland, Ohio and attended Saint Ignatius High School (Cleveland) located in Cleveland's Ohio City, Cleveland neighborhood.

High school career[edit]

Jones graduated from Saint Ignatius High School (Cleveland) in 2015. He was a four star recruit, ranked #7 in the state of Ohio and #170 in the nation.[1] On June 18, 2014 he committed to Ohio State University to continue his football career.[2]

College career[edit]

For his first year of eligibility, Jones redshirted his freshman season. During his redshirt freshman season, Jones joined Dan Wilkinson and Luke Fickell as the only freshmen defensive linemen to start 10 or more games in a season.[citation needed] By the end of the season, Jones racked up 51 total tackles, including 4 tackles for a loss.

Jones slightly regressed during his sophomore season, but still put up strong numbers. He finished the season with 20 total tackles, including 5 tackles for a loss and one sack. After his sophomore season, there was speculation that Jones would declare for the 2018 NFL Draft, with draft analyst Mel Kiper listing him as the 8th best draft-eligible defensive tackle. Despite this speculation, Jones decided to return to school for his junior season.[3]

Projected first round pick Nick Bosa went down with an injury against TCU on September 15, leading Jones to take on a larger role on the defensive line.[4] After the season, Jones decided to forego his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.[5]

College statistics[edit]

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Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Class Pos G Solo Assisted Total Loss Sacks Int Yds TD PD Recoverd Forced
2015 Ohio State University FR DT
2016 Ohio State University FR DT 12 22 29 51 4.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Ohio State University SO DT 11 10 10 20 5.0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2018 Ohio State University JR DT 13 23 17 40 13.0 8.5 1 28 1 2 2 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dre'Mont Jones, 2015 Strongside defensive end - Rivals.com". n.rivals.com. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  2. ^ "Dre'Mont Jones is a Buckeye". Land-Grant Holy Land. Retrieved 2018-10-09.
  3. ^ Landis, Bill (January 11, 2018). "Dre'Mont Jones staying at Ohio State, foregoing NFL Draft: Buckeyes football news". cleveland.com. Retrieved March 23, 2018.
  4. ^ "OSU's Nick Bosa out vs. TCU with injury". SI.com. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  5. ^ "2019 NFL Mock Draft: Bills can't pass on Ed Oliver, Raiders run to the podium for Nick Bosa". CBSSports.com. Retrieved 2018-10-28.
  6. ^ "Dre'Mont Jones College Stats | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-10-28.

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