Former Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones has a new home. Jones was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round with the No. 37 pick.
Jones was one of the late risers in this draft class, but he was unable to crack the first round. Jones recorded 44 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks during his junior season with the Bulldogs. He is a major upside pick for Kansas City.
The 6-foot-6, 312-pound prospect is a load along the line of scrimmage. Scouts fell in love with his natural power and his nimble feet for such a large man. He ran a 5.03-second 40-yard dash, completed 26 repetitions in the bench press and completed the three-cone drill in 7.44 seconds at the NFL combine.
One of Jones’ greatest concerns is his motor and effort, both of which fluctuate throughout the game. If Jones can stay motivated, he could be a home run for the Chiefs.
Jones joins a loaded Chiefs front seven that features studs Justin Houston and Tamba Hali in the linebacking corps. Jones could earn a starting job on a Kansas City defensive line that needs a playmaker.