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DT Dre'Mont Jones (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by wadc45, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    He's been great all year and his size/quickness inside has been a real issue for people.
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  2. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    I was dubious about him being able to hold up inside but he's been great. On his way to a great career
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  3. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun


    I watched both him and Hill early and was scared to death they would get mauled in The Game.

    That's why Urban's guys coach and I just cheer.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2016
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    The Football Writers Association of America included three Ohio State Buckeyes in its Freshman All-American Team.

    Redshirt running back Mike Weber, true freshman Michael Jordan, and redshirt freshman defensive lineman Dre'Mont Jones all earned honors for their contributions to the Ohio State 2016 season

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  5. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    What did all four teams in this year's College Football Playoff have in common?


    While Alabama and Clemson may have featured the two most talented defensive lines in the nation and Washington's defensive front proved to be the most difficult to run the ball against in the Pac-12, Ohio State's down linemen put up quite a formidable effort themselves in 2016. Such success could've been expected in advance of last season, though, as talented ends Tyquan Lewis, Sam Hubbard, and Jalyn Holmes anchored one of the few position groups on the entire team with any returning experience.

    But although Lewis won the Smith-Brown award as the Big Ten's Defensive Lineman of the year, neither he or any other talented edge player lead the unit in tackles. Instead, that honor fell to a highly unexpected recipient, one whose role on the team was in question just one year ago.

    After only cracking the starting lineup as a junior at Cleveland's St. Ignatius high school, Dre'Mont Jones was largely an afterthought in Ohio State's decorated 2015 recruiting class. Initially expected to play strongside defensive end, the former basketball player followed a route similar to that of his predecessor at the 3-technique tackle position, Adolphus Washington.

    Though Washington had been one of the most highly sought after talents in the nation, he was forced to rebuild his body and learn how to play on the interior of the line after arriving in Columbus, eventually starting 31 games in his career as a Buckeye. Though he played the nose tackle position alongside Michael Bennett during the 2014 championship campaign, the Cincinnati native eventually settled in as a dominant force at the other tackle spot in his senior year and heard his name called in the third round of the NFL draft last spring.

    Despite the wealth of blue-chip defensive end prospects, many fans expected a drop off at Washington's position after his departure, with Tracy Sprinkle expected to fill the void. However, Sprinkle suffered a serious knee injury during the opening game of the season, forcing Jones into action.

    Jones was coming off a serious knee injury of his own, though, suffered during his senior year of high school which forced him to redshirt his first season as a Buckeye. But throughout his rehab and time away from the field, Jones dropped 30 lbs of bad weight before adding 25 lbs of muscle in Mickey Marotti's strength and conditioning program.

    Yet although the Buckeyes' newest starter certainly looked the part at 6-foot-4 and 280 pounds when he hit the field for the first time, questions remained about whether he was ready to contribute so soon. But after a slow start, recording only three tackles in as many games, Jones turned the corner once Big Ten play began.

    When watching the Buckeye defense after that point in the year, #86 always seems to pop off the screen. Few players along the interior seem to always be near the ball as often as he is, even though he's just learning to play the position.

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  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  7. Tanner

    Tanner Senior

    Definitely seems like things are going in the right direction for him.

    Fwiw he's even on Matt Miller from Bleacher Report's big board for the 2018 draft at #27 overall
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  8. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    Thread title is overdue for a change. What are we paying you mods for?
  9. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Pretty funny this dude is only sitting on page 5 of his thread. I bet it's quite a bit higher by year end. I mean for perspective, Taron Vincent isn't even a Buckeye yet and he is sitting on page 8. Kinda odd.

    I realize it's very, very premature to think about this but looking at the D Line next year..........if this dude has made the jump everyone says and he does come back. Oh, boy.

    A reporter asked him about it recently and he just said something to the effect that he is going to control what he can control. He just wants to elevate his game. It's just insane to think about a D Line this load for '17 that arguably might not see a big drop off in '18 and the next few years.

    Regardless, if he has a monster season and cashes in at the draft that's a great thing. Just excited to see this guys progress. I have very big expectations.
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  10. Steve19

    Steve19 Watching. Always watching. Staff Member

    Still waters run deep.
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  11. LordJeffBuck

    LordJeffBuck Illuminatus Emeritus Staff Member

    I doubt that he'll be coming back for 2018....

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  12. ShowMeBuck

    ShowMeBuck You know what? Chicken butt.

    Yeah. I kinda figured as much.
  13. bukIpower

    bukIpower Senior

    We will see... He's not particularly big for a DT. I could see him returning for his Junior year to get stronger. Also with how loaded we are this year up front it's going to be tough for him to really shine as bright as he may if he comes back
  14. 1926Buckeyes

    1926Buckeyes Senior

    He could/will probably play the DT/DE position that Aaron Donald plays (not good with identifying techniques. Is that a 3?).

    Still lots of football left to play, but i don't think his weight will be an issue.
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  15. sparcboxbuck

    sparcboxbuck What happened to my ┬Ącash?


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