November 11, 2011

Jones enjoying his role

Defensive tackle Devin Jones does not get a whole lot of attention playing behind Fletcher Cox and Josh Boyd.

But the spotlight is not something Jones seeks.

In fact, he enjoys his role on the Mississippi State defensive line and is able to take advantage of having such talented starters ahead of him.

"Just playing behind them, I know they are going to give 110-percent," Jones said. "It's kind of like they go out there and wear the guys out for us and we can go out there fresh and take advantage of what they've done. They'll come back out there when they're fresh and it's a good thing that we'll rotate."

Like Cox, Jones is also a junior and is also capable of playing both inside and out on the Bulldogs defensive front. In fact Jones has been taking a few pointers from the Preseason All-SEC selection and three time SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week.

"I've been playing backup in the three-technique to Fletcher Cox," Jones said. "I've been learning technique from him. He's doing well in practice and games so I'm learning from him."

The six-foot, 260-pounder has played in all nine games for the Bulldogs earning one start. He has made seven tackles including 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble.

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