With their second pick in the sixth round, the 49ers returned to drafting defense, taking defensive tackle D.J. Jones from Mississippi.
Who is he?: Jones has good size -- 6-1, 319 pounds -- to man the nose-tackle spot in the 49ers’ new defense. He started 12 games last year, finishing with 30 tackles, three TFL, two sacks. Jones was a leader in the Ole Miss weight room, specializing in the squat, clean and bench -- the areas where teams want to see interior linemen excel.
How he fits: Though the 49ers are running a 4-3 defense this season, it still calls for a nose tackle-type line. They signed Earl Mitchell in free agency in the offseason, and he was with the first-string defense during this week’s minicamp. Quinton Dial, Mike Purcell Jones will provide depth.
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