Cleveland, OH | 6023 | 295 | 4.96E | 2020
Jones is a Cleveland area prospect that has transitioned well from end to interior lineman and offers up a lot of versatility as a rotational athlete that can play multiple spots along the line. Jones actually tore his ACL in a high school basketball game and redshirted in 2015 but was able to make a major impact, as he was thrust into the starting lineup as a result of injury during his redshirt freshman year. He quickly earned the praise of defensive line coach Larry Johnson; “He’s close to (former PSU defensive lineman) Tamba Hali, Tamba Hali was like that,” said Johnson, who coached Hali from 2002-05. “He would run all day long and Dre’Mont can run like a running back. He can really – very smooth, transitional player. And he’s in great shape. Dre’Mont is one of the guys who’s in shape all the time because he’s running.” Jones needs to improve as a pass rusher and is still developing physically but he is an ideal fit for a an even front team like the Cowboys or Giants that like to utilize multiple athletes and looks along their rotational front.
2016: Jones played in all 13 games for the Buckeyes and started the final 12 games of the season after an injury to Game 1 starter Tracy Sprinkle … his 52 tackles included a personal best eight stops in the overtime win at Wisconsin and seven in the overtime win over Michigan … earned his first Varsity O letter.
High School/Personal: Jones came to Ohio State after just two seasons of high school football behind him … he was named Division I Associated Press all-state as a senior for coach Chuck Kyle’s 6-4 team that advanced to the Ohio state playoffs … he also picked up all-Northeast Lakes District honors as a senior after recording 47 tackles, 21 tackles-for-loss and four sacks with four forced fumbles … Jones, who also played basketball at St. Ignatius, was considered a 4-star prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports and he has overall rankings of No. 161 on the ESPN 3000 and No. 169 by 247Sports … considered the No. 1 defensive line prospect in Ohio by Scout, Jones also had high positional rankings of No. 11 at strong side defensive end by 247Sports and Top 25 end status by both Scout and Rivals … a U.S. Army All-American … all-Midwest by PrepStar … parents are Schontina Jones and Sanderline Williams.