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Packers take UCLA defensive end Datone Jones at No. 26

Packers take UCLA defensive end Datone Jones at No. 26

profootballtalk.com yahoo.com Updated Apr 25, 2013
The Green Bay Packers elected to go back to the defensive line for the second straight year in a row by selecting UCLA defensive end Datone Jones with the 26th pick. While last year’s selection, USC defensive end Nick Perry, was used in more of a standu
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  • Packers Grab UCLA DE Datone Jones With First Round Pick

    Packers Grab UCLA DE Datone Jones With First Round Pick

    packersgab.com Apr 25, 2013
    With the 26th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Packers select UCLA DE Datone Jones. Jones looks the part, and his production matched up to his talent in his senior season. He is very long, has good initial quickness/power, and plays with good pad…
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  • Chargers add linebacker D.J. Smith

    Chargers add linebacker D.J. Smith

    profootballtalk.com Apr 25, 2013
    The Chargers announced the signing of former Packers linebacker D.J. Smith Thursday, one day after Green Bay waived him with a “failed physical” designation. The 24-year-old Smith suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee in October. He s
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  • Vikings, Packers in QB trade hotspot

    Vikings, Packers in QB trade hotspot

    ESPN.com Apr 25, 2013
    Here's a draft scenario I'm sure many of you have considered but is nevertheless worth talking through. A little-known NFL rule has put two NFC North teams in a trade hotspot of sorts during the latter third of the first round of Thursday night's NFL dr…
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  • Video - Packers Select Datone Jones 00:47

    Packers Select Datone Jones

    Apr 25
    Todd McShay breaks down the Packers' selection of Datone Jones.
  • Video - Datone Jones drafted No. 26 overall by Green Bay Packers 02:07

    Datone Jones drafted No. 26 overall by Green Bay Packers

    Apr 25
    The Green Bay Packers pick former UCLA defensive end Datone Jones with the No. 26 overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.

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