Broncos sign third-rounder Dre’Mont Jones

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The Broncos took care of another draft pick, leaving just two to deal with before they wrap up for the spring.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Broncos signed defensive tackle Dre’Mont Jones to his four-year rookie deal.

The third-rounder from Ohio State is an undersized interior rusher, who was productive throughout his college career.

The Broncos now have just two unsigned picks — second-rounders Dalton Risner and Drew Lock.

4 responses to “Broncos sign third-rounder Dre’Mont Jones

  1. an undersized interior rusher, who was productive throughout his college career.
    Because 90% of the O-lines he was playing against in college, weren’t making it to the NFL. Guess what, now he has to go up against full-sized O-linemen that have ALL made it to the NFL. Other than Aaron Donald, who was the last undersized D lineman that made it?

  2. I like Jones, but I don’t think he’s the right defensive tackle for the Broncos. He’s a pass rusher who relies on his quickness to elude blocks, but he’s not very strong for his position. He can get hung up on blocks and overpowered in the run game, which is exactly what the Broncos need from that spot, especially because they did not draft a run stopping MLB (Hollins is likely going to be outside) to help stop the run. The DT spot has been a concern since Terrance Knighton left, and Domata Peko helped as a Band-Aid, he obviously wasn’t a long term solution. Coupled with the fact that they haven’t had a run stopping MLB since Trevathan left, my expectation is that Jones will struggle in the run game.

    Now, Jones offers a lot in the passing game, and his first step quickness looked to be elite amongst this year’s DTs. I don’t think he’ll be bad in that regard, but to me he looks more like a 4-3 DT than a 3-4 DT. We’ll see how Denver uses him.

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