Patrick Jones II, University of Pittsburgh (DE)
Another defensive end the Buffalo Bills should be watching closely is Patrick Jones II out of the University of Pittsburgh. He has played a great deal over the past two seasons, 22 games to be exact, and had 17.5 sacks and 24 tackles for a loss.
One of the negatives for Patrick Jones II is that he projects to only be a 4-3 defensive end, which is not a bad thing for the Bills. Joe Marino’s scouting report on The Draft Network describes a defensive end that would be the perfect fit for this defense:
"Jones II is a balanced defender, capable of making an impact as a pass rusher and run defender but he doesn’t offer much in the way of scheme-versatility—he’s a 4-3 defensive end with almost no experience in a standup role, dropping in coverage, or playing on the interior. As a pass rusher, Jones II is hard-charging out of his stance and brings a good variety of moves to the table. He’s a smart run defender that competes for his gap, processes quickly, and understands how to counter blocks."
If the Buffalo Bills were to add either Patrick Jones II or Carlos Basham Jr. it would give the coaching staff another young piece that could potentially take over the starting role in the coming years.