No. 5 Denver Broncos player poised to improve in 2022: Defensive End Dre’Mont Jones
The concept of this one could be viewed as simple here. While the team sent Shelby Harris to the Seattle Seahawks in the trade of the year, they added D.J. Jones into the mix at defensive tackle.
The expectations last year for Dre’Mont Jones will carry over to the 2022 season. In fact, I am hoping for even greater expectations for the fourth-year pro out of Ohio State.
Jones has 15.5 sacks in three years with the team, playing all but six games during that time. He had 5.5 sacks last season, one full less sack than the previous season.
The addition of D.J. Jones could prove to be the missing key in Dre’Mont Jones’ improvement. The hope is that teams will have to start double-teaming D.J. Jones, leaving less help on the outside. Offensive tackles could struggle against the improved Dre’Mont.
Talking to Troy Renck of Denver 7, Dre’Mont Jones had this to say regarding his upcoming 2022 campaign:
"“Everything feels different to me. From us being more in tune with the defense and knowing what’s going on and my alignments,” Jones told Denver7 after Wednesday’s padded practice. “I feel like I am lining up in different areas instead of just being one dimensional. Kind of how it was last year when I was a three [technique]… I feel like I can go on both sides of a three technique and play some wide five [at end], and I like it.” — Denver Broncos’ Dre’Mont Jones"
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That’s phenomenal news. It can be difficult to learn a new system but expectations still will be high for Jones.