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Jones Brings Familiarity With 3-4 Defense

Discussion in 'Official Packers.com News' started by News Bot, Apr 26, 2009.

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    Apr 18, 2009
    For what the Packers will ask their outside linebackers to do in defensive coordinator Dom Capers' 3-4 scheme, versatility is a good attribute to have, something seventh-round selection Brad Jones feels he can bring to Green Bay.

    Jones, who was the No. 218 overall pick, was a three-year starter at outside linebacker at the University of Colorado, making him a good fit for a Packers defense looking to add more competition at that position.

    "I was really versatile out there (at Colorado)," Jones said. "There were points that I was in a three-point (stance) rushing the passer. There were times that I was dropping back like I was a safety covering a tight end man-to-man."

    Jones posted his finest collegiate numbers during his senior campaign in 2008, registering 78 tackles and a team-leading seven sacks on his way to earning honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the Associated Press and the league's coaches. He recorded six-or-more tackles in eight gam..


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