New England Patriots: 10 X-Factors In 2015

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2. Chandler Jones (Defensive End)

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Don’t get me wrong, Chandler Jones has been a solid, dependable player so far in his Patriots career, but it feels like he is capable of so much more. He likes to use his speed off the edge and finesse moves to get around slower tackles, but he tends to get washed out by some of the leagues better left tackles. If Jones can develop some more power moves into his arsenal, he will become quite a handful for opposing tackles.

He may not be someone who will lead the league in sacks in 2015, but Jones needs to log at least 12 to set a new career high and lead the New England pass rush this year. Also with his rookie contract nearing its end, it’s time for Jones to prove that he is worth a big contract extension. If quarterbacks are going to start fearing the Patriots front seven, it starts with Chandler Jones.

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