The Pitt defense will have another big piece returning for the 2020 season.
Junior defensive end Patrick Jones announced Saturday afternoon that he’d be returning to Pitt for his senior season. Jones was one of a few current Panthers that submitted paperwork for possible early entry into the 2020 NFL Draft.
— Patrick Jones II (@P_jones9) December 28, 2019
Jones (6’5”, 260) was named All-ACC Second Team after finishing the season with 42 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 4 forced fumbles and 8.5 quarterback sacks.
Now that both Jones and defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman will be returning, Pitt will have one of the top defensive lines in the entire country with Twyman, Jones, Rashad Weaver, Deslin Alexandre, John Morgan, Keyshon Camp, Habakkuk Baldonado, Devin Danielson, Tyler Bentley and incoming 4-star defensive end Dayon Hayes.