Broncos Nation ought to preserve their eye on second-year DE Dre’Mont Jones.
Like lots of his fellow draft picks in 2019 (excluding Dalton Risner), it took a short time for Denver Broncos defensive lineman Dre’Mont Jones to make an influence on the sector final season. Chosen within the third spherical out of Ohio State, the 6’3″, 281-pound defensive lineman was identified for his pass-rushing capacity and insane athleticism however wasn’t thought of a robust run defender.
This had proven to be the case at the beginning of his younger NFL profession as effectively.
Jones was silent by the primary a number of weeks of the season, not registering a single sort out till week 9 in opposition to Cleveland. Over the subsequent 5 weeks, nonetheless, he actually began to flash potential.
Starting within the ill-fated recreation in opposition to the Vikings and going by the Drew Lock present in opposition to Detroit, Jones accrued Three TFLs, 3.5 sacks, 5 QB hits, and an INT enjoying on a line that was lacking its second star in Chubb.
If he builds on that efficiency heading into 2020, AFC West quarterbacks are going to have an excellent worse expertise in opposition to Denver than regular.
The place Does He Go From Right here?
Beneath the tutelage of Invoice Kollar and getting into 12 months two within the NFL, Dre’Mont Jones ought to be receiving extra pleasure from Broncos Nation than he’s.
On a line of defense that now options Von Miller, Bradley Chubb, Jurrell Casey, and fan-favorite Shelby Harris, Jones is being arrange for simple success. Even enjoying rotational snaps, there merely aren’t sufficient blockers to go round and somebody goes to finish up getting free.
Contemplating the eye that any of the aforementioned names will demand, it’s not unreasonable to suppose that particular person may very well be Dre’Mont.
As Drew Lock did, Jones ended the 2019 season on a excessive be aware and constructed himself some momentum going into the offseason. If he continues to refine his go rush strikes beneath the most effective DL coaches within the league and improves his run protection, Dre’Mont Jones may turn out to be extra of a family title in 2020.
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What number of sacks do you suppose he’ll rack up subsequent season?