Scouting Report: Dre’Mont Jones, DT, Ohio State

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.

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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.

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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