Chandler Jones is no Jason-Pierre Paul

“Jason Pierre-Paul is a great player,” Chandler Jones said in a recent WEEI piece. “And I’m a different player from him. I’m not going to sit here and compare us two. But he’s a great player and I respect his game. I have no comment on the comparison.”

He might not want to compare himself to JPP, but I'd certainly take the 32 games, 21 sacks and four forced fumbles that Jason Pierre-Paul has given the Giants over the past two years.

Chandler Jones caused a lot of excitement among Patriots fans after his pre-season debut. He consistently caused havoc for the Saints left tackle Jermon Bushrod. He certainly passed the eye test that night, and there's some stats to back it up too.

In Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback he counted Jones on the field for 12 snaps, in which he drew two holding penalties and had three quarterback pressures. Pretty good.

Jones' high school coach stated months ago that he's gunning for Defensive Rookie of the Year. An award that isn't too uncommon for Patriots rookies to flirt with. Jerod Mayo won it back in 2008 and Devin McCourty was in top contention for it two years later, losing out to Ndamukong Suh.

One thing that the Patriots have lacked the past few seasons is a pass rush. It improved last year, but they still haven't had that one player teams need to focus on, like a Clay Matthews type. Jones showed in the pre-season that, in the future, that could be in the cards for him.