Justin Jones (American Football)
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Justin Jones American Football

Justin Jones
No. 93 - Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1996-08-28) August 28, 1996 (age 23)
Bronx, New York
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:309 lb (140 kg)
Career information
High school:South Cobb (Austell, Georgia)
College:NC State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018

Justin Jones (born August 28, 1996) is an American football defensive tackle for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at NC State.

College career

Following his senior season, Jones was selected to play in the 2018 Senior Bowl.[1]

Professional career

On November 29, 2017, it was announced that Jones had accepted his invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.[2] He impressed scouts by showing his agility during Senior Bowl practices and added value to his draft stock.[3] On January 27, 2018, Jones played in the 2018 Reese's Senior Bowl and was part of Denver Broncos' head coach Vance Joseph's South team that lost 45-16 to the North team, coached by Houston Texans' head coach Bill O'Brien. Jones attended the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis and completed all of the combine and positional drills. On March 19, 2018, he participated at NC State's pro day, but opted to stand on his combine numbers and only performed positional drills and the short shuttle. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Jones was projected to be a fifth or sixth round pick by NFL draft experts and scouts.[4] He was ranked as the 14th best defensive tackle prospect in the draft by Scouts Inc. and was ranked the 20th best defensive tackle by DraftScout.com.[5]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
309 lb
(140 kg)
(0.85 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
29 in
(0.74 m)
8 ft 8 in
(2.64 m)
All values from NFL Combine[6]

The Los Angeles Chargers selected Jones in the third round (84th overall) in the 2018 NFL Draft. Jones was the eighth defensive tackle drafted in 2018.[7]

On May 13, 2018, the Los Angeles Chargers signed Jones to a four-year, $3.62 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $854,140.[8][9]


  1. ^ Friedlander, Brett (November 27, 2017). "NC State's Justin Jones selected to play in Senior Bowl". North State Journal.
  2. ^ Riccette, Bill (November 29, 2017). "NC State DT Justin Jones accepts Senior Bowl invite". pantherswire.usatoday.com. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Lacy, Daniel (January 26, 2018). "Senior Bowl 2018: Jaylen Samuels, BJ Hill, Justin Jones Shining". 247sports.com. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Justin Jones, DS #20 DT, North Carolina State". draftscout.com. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "NFL Justin Jones-ESPN". insider.espn.com. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "NFL Draft Profile: Justin Jones". National Football League. Retrieved 2018.
  7. ^ Henne, Ricky (April 27, 2018). "Bolts Add Beef Up Front; Select DT Justin Jones in Third Round". Chargers.com. Archived from the original on April 28, 2018.
  8. ^ "Spotrac.com: Justin Jones contract". Spotrac.com. Retrieved 2018.
  9. ^ Henne, Ricky (May 12, 2018). "Chargers Sign DT Justin Jones". Chargers.com. Archived from the original on May 13, 2018.

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