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Exclusive First Interview with Justin Jones

Shortly after the Chargers took him in the third round, defensive tackle Justin Jones called Chargers.com to give his exclusive first interview as a member of the Bolts.

Chargers.com: First off, how does it feel to call yourself a Los Angeles Charger right now?

Jones: You don't even know!  It's crazy! There are a lot of emotions going on right now, especially being around my family.  I'm just glad I got an opportunity and I'm blessed to be here. 

Chargers.com:So, tell us what happened when your phone rang and it's the call you've been waiting for.

Jones:I'd been sitting at the bowling alley watching everybody go.  So I went home, but ya'll called me and I was just getting out of the shower!  I got the call so I ran out.  It took me like six chances to answer, but I finally did.

Chargers.com:How much contact did you have with the Chargers throughout the draft process?

Jones:I met them at the Senior Bowl with (Area Scout) James MacPherson.  I met them at the Combine and at the Pro Day. 

Chargers.com:For Chargers fans who don't know much about you or never saw you play, what do you bring to the table?

Jones:I'm a student of the game and willing to learn. I'm somebody who's ready to come play football.  I've never been to Cali before. It's crazy!

Chargers.com:What are the strengths of your game?

Jones:I think I'm explosive.  I'm pretty strong.

Chargers.com:Who do you model your game after?

Jones:I watched Gerald McCoy, Aaron Donald and Ndamukong Suh.  Suh has that violent mentality and Donald is a technician.  Gerald McCoy is explosive.  I feel like all of that embodies my game.

Chargers.com:You're coming to a team where next to you is going to be Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. Two of the best in the league.  That's got to be pretty exciting for you.

Jones:Yes sir!  From top to bottom, they're hard working players.  They focus on the little things getting the tools, fundamentals and all those important things. 

Chargers.com:Finally, this your first chance to talk to Chargers fans.  What do you want to tell them?

Jones:I'm coming to work!

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