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San Francisco 49ers Draft Mississippi DT D.J. Jones

Posted Apr 29, 2017

The 49ers added another defensive lineman in the sixth round with Ole Miss DT D.J. Jones.



With the 198th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers have selected Mississippi defensive tackle D.J. Jones.

Jones racked up 70 total tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, six sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery over the past two seasons.

"Outrageous weight room strength with monster numbers in clean, bench, and squat," reads his NFL Draft profile. "Plays low and fires upward strikes to elevate the blocker's center of gravity. Has the play strength to rip through an edge once he gets to it. Has quick hands and is nice with the swim move. Has necessary play traits to be an effective rusher in the twist game. Rare reactive athleticism and short-area lateral quickness for an interior player. Extended tackle radius allows him to close out running lanes away from his gap. Keeps hounding runners down the field for the tackle. Instinctive and quickly sniffs out screen passes. Very rarely on ground."


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