50 best players in the AFC East

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Chandler Jones

Aug 13, 2015; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) on the side line during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium. The Green Bay Packers won 22-11. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports


Chandler Jones has spent three seasons with the New England Patriots. Drafted in 2012 with with 26th pick in the first round, Jones started his NFL career as a defensive end starting as a rookie. In 2013 Jones played all 16 games at the position. He registered a team high 11.5 sacks on the season. In 2014 Jones was converted to outside linebacker where he started all 16 games for the Patriots.

AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 2, 2014)
AFC Defensive Player of the Month (November 2013)
NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month (September 2012)
All-Big East Defensive Player of the Week honors (2011)
2x All-Big East (2010, 2011)
Freshman All-Big East honorable mention (2009)
Phil Steele’s All-Big East third team selection (2010)
Phil Steele All-BIG EAST Third Team (2009)
National All-Freshman Second Team selection (2009)

Over his three year career with the Patriots, Jones has established himself as a reliable and consistent linebacker and defensive end. He is consistent in all three phases of the position. Rushing the passer, run defense, and dropping back into coverage.

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