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You Make the Call: Josh Jones’ Focus Week One

It’s time for another Packer Nation head-to-head poll. One of the most exciting players that the Packers drafted this year is Josh Jones. With the exit of Micah Hyde there was a need for a versatile guy on the Packers’ defense that could play multiple positions and crash the box if necessary. Jones checks all those boxes. At 6’1 5/8″ and 220 pounds with 3.4 speed, Jones is the total package. As a “replacement for Micah” though, he won’t have the veteran savvy so his response time may be a little slower right out of the gate. So all this brings up a question for Packer Nation…”What should be Jones’ position on obvious passing downs out of the gate (wk 1 versus Seattle) in 2017?” I will give some discussion, specifically in light of the last time the Packers met the Seahawks, and then you make the call.

1. Jones should be at the ILB position

Josh Jones is lockered up with the linebackers in the locker room, but is it smoke and mirrors? There are certainly some advantages to Jones playing up at the ILB position against Seattle. Here are the basic arguments for Jones at ILB:

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2. Jones should be at the “free” safety position

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Your turn

OK Packer Nation, what do you think? Make your answer known in the head-to-head poll and feel free to discuss this question in the comments below or back on the Facebook Fanpage. Go Pack!