2013 NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Predicting Picks 22-32

6 of 12

Sept 29, 2012; Boulder, CO, USA; UCLA Bruins defensive end Datone Jones (56) on his sidelines in the third quarter of the game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field. The Bruins defeated the Buffaloes 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

26. Green Bay Packers-Datone Jones, DE, UCLA

After getting lit up by Colin Kaepernick and losing Erik Walden, defensive end is a major need in Green Bay.

Even with Werner off the board, Green Bay can help themselves out here. Jones didn’t have as many sacks as Werner or Damontre Moore (who has seen his stock take a major hit), but he still finished with 5.5 sacks and 58 tackles. Jones weighs 275 pounds and is 6’4, so he has the frame to succeed.

Green Bay let Kaepernick and the 49ers score 45 in the playoffs, and they can’t afford to do that again in Week 1 against San Francisco. Walden was completely fooled by Kaepernick, and while its unrealistic to expect Jones to shut down the explosive Kaepernick, he can help contain Kaepernick and other option offenses. Jones is a playmaker who can get to the quarterback and get by big lineman, and he’d be a huge help in Green Bay.