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NFL Mock Draft 2013: Green Bay Packers Select Datone Jones

With the twenty-sixth overall pick in the 2013 Canal Street Chronicles community mock draft, the Green Bay Packers (represented by caomhin) select...


Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

Datone Jones

#56 / Defensive- End / UCLA Bruins




The Packers need some help on the offensive line, at safety, defensive line and linebacker. Anyone who saw the playoff game against the 49ers knows about the needed defensive help. While going safety or linebacker weighed heavily (I was not comfortable with the available O-lineman here), the defensive line may be even more pressing.

I have not heard much about Jerel Worthy's progression from injury and Ryan Pickett is getting up there in age. The reserves are nothing to get excited over. This is where Datone Jones makes a lot of sense. While some see him being a better fit as a 4-3 end, scouts seem to all agree he has great versitility and fit in the 3-4 easily. He could make an impact early and that could also see an impact in the salary cap situation after this season if Worthy is back to full health, Pickett could be released or may even retire leaving Worthy and Jones as the ends.

Jones can get after the QB and is adept at the run, he's not, in my opinion, going to ever be a big sack guy but you dont have to be in the 3-4. If he gets 5 a year and is stout against the run this will be a highly successful pick. While some may think safety is more pressing, this is a deep, talented safety class, and a there will be high performing guys available in rounds 2 and 3. Jones is the last of the top tier ends, the highest rated player left on the board, and fills a need.

Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this year's community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2013 CSC Community Draft Section.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Kansas City Chiefs OT Luke Joeckel - Texas A&M
Hans Petersen 77%
2 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Geno Smith - West Virginia
Dragon Ninja Warrior 48%
3 Oakland Raiders CB Dee Milliner - Alabama
Ralph Malbrough 42%
4 Philadelphia Eagles OT Eric Fisher - Central Mich.
Aburton531 78%
5 Detroit Lions DE Dion Jordan - Oregon
ShadowFlash 50%
6 Cleveland Browns DE/OLB Ezekiel Ansah - BYU
Fan since the Aints 54%
7 Arizona Cardinals OT Lane Johnson - Oklahoma
Joseph Williams Stern 94%
8 Buffalo Bills G Chance Warmack - Alabama
aburton531 52%
9 NY Jets S Kenny Vaccaro - Texas
organictallman 33%
10 Tennessee Titans G Jonathan Cooper - UNC
cajuncommando58 67%
11 San Diego Chargers DT Sharrif Floyd - Florida
lostastic 55%
12 Miami Dolphins DT Star Lotulelei- Utah Ralph Malbrough 59%
13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Xavier Rhodes - Florida St. jeff.l.b 78%
14 Carolina Panthers CB Desmond Trufant - Washington Stilljreming 27%
15 New Orleans Saints DE/OLB Barkevious Mingo - LSU Dave Cariello 68%
16 St. Louis Rams OLB Jarvis Jones - Georgia caomhin
17 Pittsburgh Steelers WR Cordarrelle Patterson - Tennessee aryanspecial
18 Dallas Cowboys OT D.J. Fluker - Alabama SAINTMANUMIT
19 NY Giants DT Sheldon Richardson - Missouri BlackandGold4ever
20 Chicago Bears ILB Manti Te'o - Notre Dame MobileSaint
21 Cincinnati Bengals WR Tavon Austin - West Virginia Fan since the Aints
22 St. Louis Rams (from Washington) TE Tyler Eifert - Notre Dame Kevin Held
23 Minnesota Vikings DT Johnathan Jenkins - Georgia cajuncommando58
24 Indianapolis Colts DE/OLB Damontre Moore - Texas A&M Legatron Morstead
25 Minnesota Vikings (from Seattle) WR DeAndre Hopkins - Clemson Fan since the Aints
26 Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones - UCLA caomhin
27 Houston Texans
28 Denver Broncos
29 New England Patriots
30 Atlanta Falcons
Dave Choate
31 San Francisco 49ers
32 Baltimore Ravens