Patrick Jones II is building hype as he looks to bolster his 2021 NFL Draft stock
Pass rushers will always be a highly sought after position in the draft, and it will be no different in the 2021 NFL Draft. Lately, there’s been another name picking up steam that deserves to be added to the mix in Pittsburgh edge rusher Patrick Jones II.
This group has some exceptional talent but has shown anything but a consensus ranking of the top guys. Many believe Miami Edge rusher Gregory Rousseau is the top pass rusher in the class. He shows an extraordinary blend of size and speed that just can’t be taught.
After Rousseau, it seems to be a toss-up between edge rushers; Carlos Basham Wake Forest, Quincy Roche Miami, Aidan Hutchinson Michigan, Chris Rumph II Duke. All of these guys have shown great traits and production to be difference makers at the next level.
Pittsburgh has produced some special NFL talent recently as an up and coming team in the ACC. In 2017, running back James Conner was drafted by the Steelers and has proven to be a starting back in the NFL. More notably, in 2014, the St. Louis Rams drafted an undersized defensive tackle named Aaron Donald.