Free Agent Profile: Defensive Tackle Benito Jones

02/20/2024
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NT Benito Jones, 6’1″ 335 pounds, 32 7/8 Arm Length

Signature Stats: 2023 – 602 snaps, 22 pressures, 1 sack, 16 tackles, 7 assists

Contract Projection: 2 years, $5M, $2.5M AAV, $2.5M GTD

Cover 1 Take: <please jesus find a way to insert the picture of him wearing the Lions overalls> Good fallback 1T option if team can’t re-sign DaQuan Jones and would pair well with a rookie 1T Draft pick

Summary: A behemoth defensive tackle who stood out with impressive reps against quality offensive linemen, notably facing the Chiefs interior offensive line. As a true nose tackle, he showcases versatility as a one or two-gapper, rooted firmly in the ground, making him difficult to displace even against combination blocks. Despite his size, he displays decent burst and agility, hustling to the ball on every play. Jones excels in power based pass rush techniques, boasting a powerful bull rush and an even more effective push-pull move. Additionally, he demonstrates a keen awareness of cutback lanes, efficiently disengaging to disrupt run plays.

Signature Skill/Trait:  Rooted in the ground

 

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