They were practical applications of Wednesday's lesson for the East's and the West's defensive lines at the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl, and nobody took to it better than the Penn State-bound Jones.
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive tackle for the East excelled in individual drills, and could only be stopped in team drills when he was blocked by two or more players.
"He really started to understand it, and you could see the difference it made,'' said East defensive line coach Tom Pratt, who had 34 years of NFL coaching experience. "It is something that is really going to help him. He was quick off the ball and you could really see how well he took to it.''
It was definitely a day the defensive lines of both squads as the offense lagged behind in preparation of Saturday's game, which kicks off at 5 p.m. EST at Myrtle Beach High.
It didn't help the East side was missing Virginia Tech commit Caleb Farris and Michigan State commit Skyler Schofner, who were out with illnesses, and Clemson commit David Beasley because of headaches.
"He always wants to get up the field,'' Pratt said. "I told him there's more to it than that, but he is a tremendous athlete. He is going to make a college coach very happy.''
"He may be a little undersized for the (NFL), but he was really impressive and should do a good job at Georgia Tech,'' Pratt said. "He was another one who used good technique. It was a good day for the defensive tackles.''
The East's offensive line was patchwork because of the absences of the aforementioned players, and at times it looked like it. There were a few times were players were asked to give more effort, but one who excelled on the day was Cincinnati commit Kevin Schloemer.
Schloemer consistently pushed the defensive ends to the outside and beyond the pocket during one-on-one drills, and stayed on his block during the inside running period.
"There are probably four or five of those kids who will play at the next level,'' said East offensive line coach Jim Erkenbeck, who has 55 years of coaching experience, including 25 in the NFL. "The skill level is above my expectations. Their pass protection skills are a little better than their run-blocking skills at this point, and that's a surprise.''
Usage of the hands to fend off blocks and create leverage was also a teaching point for the West defensive lineman.
"(Anderson) has something,'' said Bromell, who was drafted by the Miami Dolphins and played for four NFL teams. "He's got a good upside, and whenever he ties all the moving parts in and gets a better handle on things, he's going to be a force to be reckoned with.
"He showed me something (Tuesday); a very quick and powerful pass rush. I looked at him and said, ‘If you do that every day, every time, you'll have a lot of sacks.''
"Hands and feet are the reasons why a defensive lineman is going to be successful, mediocre or below average,'' Bromell said. "Most kids don't get that until they're at a major university.'' Another technique Bromell was teaching was snap movement.
The West's defensive line domination in practice was easily noticeable, and offensive line coach Tom Lovat said his unit lacked urgency. Furthermore, complacency crept in, but he added there was enormous potential on the roster.
"I think he's probably the closest,'' said Lovat, who has 23 years of NFL coaching on his resume. "From a technical aspect of football, I think he's at that level right now.''
"He's going to be all right,'' Lovat said. "I like him. I think he's got good feet, he's smart and pass protection-wise, he uses his hands well.''