Change Of Scenery With The Raiders
I would not expect this move to make a huge difference to Jones’ production. Looking at personnel, he is trading in an elite pass-rushing partner in J.J. Watt for a younger model in Maxx Crosby. Expect Jones to command the same attention he always does. As far as scheme fit goes, Jones will be deployed much like he was in Arizona.
While Patrick Graham will show a wider variety of looks than what Vance Joseph has been doing in Arizona, Jones will still primarily be used as a 5-technique defensive end. This is the luxury of bringing in an elite edge defender. You don’t have to worry about schemes because their ability transcends them.
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