Nazair Jones
Round 5
Quality Backup

Nazair Jones

Defensive Tackle
North Carolina
  • Year: Redshirt Junior
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 304
  • 40-Yard: 5.11
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Very good size and has the frame to carry about 310. Has long arms and natural strength and anchor. Adequate snap quickness. Is best as a run defender. Will get a push as a pass rusher but doesn't finish. Can occupy blockers.

Weak Points

Does little as a pass rusher. Can get tall. Doesn't show consistent hand use and will get tied to blocks at times. Doesn't make the plays a player with his talent should make

The Way We See It

A fourth-year junior who is entering the draft. Might have been better off staying in school. There is no question he has natural talent, but you don't always see it. Should be more productive than he is. Can play the run, occupies blocks and can get some penetration. Disappointing as a pass rusher. Has only five career sacks and has played a lot of football the past three seasons. What I've seen so far projects to a first and second down five-technique. Has upside if he puts it all together. Will probably get drafted higher than his production dictates.